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Bulghur "Meat"Balls with Fresh Vegetable Sauc

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Category: Vegetarian, Main Dish

 Ingredients List

  • 1 c Bulghur wheat; cooked
  • 1/2 c Bread crumbs, whole wheat
  • 12 oz Tofu, soft
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1 ts Soy sauce
  • 1/4 c Onions, green; chopped
  • 1/4 ts Coriander, ground
  • 1/4 ts Thyme leaves; dried
  • 1 3/4 c Apple juice, divided
  • 1 c Vegetable stock
  • 1 c Carrots; sliced
  • 1 c Bell pepper, green; cut in
  • --1/4-inch strips
  • 4 ts Cornstarch
  • 1/2 ts Ground pepper
  • 2 1/2 c Rice; hot, cooked


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine the bulghur wheat, tofu, bread crumbs, salt, soy sauce, green
onions, coriander, and thyme. Shape mixture into 1 1/2-inch balls. Bake on
a cookie sheet sprayed with vegetable spray for 10 minutes on each side.

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, combine vegetable stock and 1
1/3 c apple juice; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; add carrots and
cook 3 minutes. Add green pepper strips; cook 4 to 6 minutes longer, or
until vegetables are tender-crisp. In small bowl. combine cornstarch and 3
tablespoons apple juice; blend well. Add to vegetable mixture; cook 2 to 3
minutes, or until thickened, stirring often. Add ground pepper; mix well.
To serve, spoon hot cooked rice onto large platter; place bulghur
"meat"balls on rice and pour hot vegetable mixture over "meat"balls.

Recipe by Dianne Smith.

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