These Eggplant Meatballs are a Deliciously Healthy Beef Alternative

 - Jun 1, 2014
References: seriouseats & seriouseats
If you're looking for a way to substitute meat in your diet but retain the same delicious hearty flavor, these eggplant meatballs offer a delicious veggie substitute to a traditionally meat-based meal.

The delicious food blog Series Eats offers vegetarians and meat lovers a unique way to make meatballs entirely from vegetables. Eggplant, much like a Portobello mushroom, has a similar meat-like taste to it making it a great substitute for meat in recipes like meatballs. To make this recipe all you need to do is mix up eggs, breadcrumbs, spices and add eggplant. To stop the meatballs from turning mushy from the eggplant, add ground walnuts, pine nuts or quinoa so the meatballs retain their shape while you bake them. Feel free to add mushrooms and cauliflower for more veggie flavor.