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Eggplant Meatballs with Tomato Sauce Recipe

These meatless eggplant meatballs are perfect when you like to eat something lighter. They are firm outside and tender inside and I’m sure you’re gonna LOVE the taste of eggplant and Parmesan cheese of these meatballs with a delicious homemade tomato sauce …

eggplant meatballs with tomato sauce
eggplant meatballs with tomato sauce

Ingredients for eggplant meatballs with tomato sauce

  • 2 cups cubed eggplants, with peel
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons shredded basil
  • 2 cups homemade tomato sauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup water
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • cubed mozzarella cheese for garnish
ingredients for eggplant meatballs
ingredients for eggplant meatballs

Directions

Pour 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add cubed eggplants, water and some salt too. Saute eggplants for 1 to 2 minutes then reduce the heat to medium low and cover skillet.

saute the eggplants
saute the eggplants

Cook the eggplants for about 20 minutes until they are tender.

cook the eggplants
cook the eggplants

Place the cooked eggplants in a food processor and pulse 2 to 3 times.

pulse the food processor
pulse the food processor

Transfer the eggplants into the bowl and add the egg, bread crumbs, shredded basil, grated Parmesan cheese, minced garlic, salt and pepper too.

add all ingredients
add all ingredients

Mix all ingredients together with a spoon until well incorporated.

mix well
mix well

Form the mixture to 12 balls by rolling tightly in your hands.

make balls
make balls

Pour the remaining olive oil in a skillet over medium low heat and when the skillet is hot place the balls in it and cook the balls for 20 to 25 minutes until they are cooked and lightly browned.

cook the meatballs
cook the meatballs

Pour the homemade tomato sauce in a skillet and place the cooked eggplant meatballs into the sauce.

place the meatballs into tomato sauce
place the meatballs into tomato sauce

Simmer for 10 to 15 minutes until the sauce is thickened then Add cubed mozzarella cheese too.

add mozzarella cheese
add mozzarella cheese

Now your delicious eggplant meatballs are ready to enjoy …

eggplant meatballs with tomato sauce
eggplant meatballs with tomato sauce

 

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