Easy Vegan Meatballs

Ingredients 1/2 onion, chopped finely 7 shitake mushroom tops, chopped small Small handful parsley, chopped finely 2 cup lentils, cooked 1/4 cup pecans, finely chopped 2 1/2 tsp garlic powder 2 tsp onion powder 1 tbsp nutritional yeast Pinch red pepper flakes 1 tsp dry basil 1/2 tsp oregano, dried 15 Ritz crackers, crushed into crumbs

Other 1 cup all purpose flour Oil for frying

Instructions Add onion into a pan with a touch of oil and saute until slightly soft.

Add mushrooms and season with a pinch salt and pepper. Cook on medium high until lightly browned.

Place cooked lentils into a large mixing bowl and add in the onion and mushroom mixture.

Into the mixing bowl add in all the remaining ingredients EXCEPT for the flour and oil.

Mix well and lightly mash mixture with a potato masher to help the mixture stick together. Do NOT turn the mix into mashed beans.

Form mixture into heaping spoonful balls.

Roll balls into flour, and fry in a small amount of oil until golden brown.

Serve alone or with marinara sauce with pasta and ENJOY!

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