With my current work schedule, I have Wednesdays off. This is something I’m still getting used to — not getting up for work in the middle of the week — but that I’m also kind of enjoying.
The odd schedule has also given me some extra time to work on my own recipe ideas. This one came about as a result of my last Wednesday off, and the result was absolutely delightful!
Black Bean Broccoli No-Meat Balls
1 1/2 cup broccoli florets, minced/chopped
1 3/4 cups black beans, cooked
1/2 onion, minced
2 tsp minced garlic
1/4 wheat gluten
1/2 tsp poultry seasoning
1 tsp dried oregano
2 tbsps veggie broth
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 cup quinoa, cooked
2 tbsps Bragg’s liquid aminos (or low-sodium soy sauce)
1 tbsp barbecue sauce
2 tsps Dijon mustard
2. In a large bowl, mash black beans until no full beans are left. Add all other ingredients to the bowl and mix with hands until fully incorporated.
3. Roll into balls about 1 1/2 inches in diameter and place on baking sheet.
4. Bake for about 35 minutes, until balls are firm.