Test Kitchen Tuesday: Seitan Meatball Sandwiches




There is quite a bit of truth to the old adage, “if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.”

I have tried to serve 2Chili Seitan several times. And, several times I have not really succeeded. I wouldn’t say I had failed, but I hadn’t quite found the right way to serve it so that he offered his stamp of approval, which goes like this: “I could eat that again.”

I know, I know. That’s a little obscure. So, let me translate.

“That was good, I liked it. I appreciate the hard work you to do try and bring variety and new foods into my life. Thank you for being the most awesome wife ever.

Okay, maybe I exaggerated a bit, but you get the point. “I could eat that again” = Good.

I altered the recipe a bit based on what I had on hand, but it came out great. The recipe is for spaghetti and meatballs, but I just didn’t make the spaghetti portion, and I used jarred pasta sauce with a little parmesan cheese stirred in to thicken it up. We both agreed you could serve this to company and they wouldn’t know it is not beef.

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Seitan Meatball Sandwiches

Recipe Source: Vegetarian Times

Adjustments: I didn’t have breadcrumbs so I substituted 1/3 cup brown rice and 1/3 cup oats, and that worked just fine. I also used one egg instead of the egg replacer powder and only used a splash of oil.

Time Required: 10 minutes prep; 20 minutes to bake

Serves: 3

Difficulty Level (out of 5): 2

2Chili’s Taser Rating (out of 5): 4.5

He told me after dinner he had “low hopes” of liking this and was really surprised he liked it so much.

The Cook’s Taster Rating (out of 5): 4.5

This was really a good meatball sandwich! IT was sort of a knife-and-fork sandwich, though, so next time I’ll serve it in a hoagie roll instead of sourdough.

Nutrition:

The recipe says this makes 18 meatballs, but I only got 9 (so maybe I made them a little too big). This is for one serving of 3 meatballs, no sauce or bread.

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