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Veggie Balls in Barbecue Sauce

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Category: Breads, Appetizers

 Ingredients List

  • 10 oz Refrigerated Pizza Crust
  • 2 3/4 c Water
  • 1/2 c Dried lentils, rinse
  • 1 c Uncooked instant rice
  • 1/4 c Finely chopped onion
  • 1 ts Dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 ts Salt
  • 1/4 c Plain Bread Crumbs
  • 1/3 c Fat-free egg product, thaw
  • 1 1/3 c Barbecue sauce


Prep Time: 55 minutes

In medium saucepan, combine water and lentils. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat
to medium-low; cover and cook 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add rice, onion, Italian seasoning and salt; mix well. Return to a boil.
Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and cook 8 to 10 minutes or until liquid
is absorbed and lentils and rice are tender, stirring occasionally.

Remove saucepan from heat; uncover and let stand 10 minutes.

Stir bread crumbs, egg product and 2 tablespoons of the barbecue sauce into
lentil mixture, mashing mixture slightly while mixing. With wet heands,
shape into 36 (1-inch) balls.

Spray large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Heat over
medium-high heat until hot. Add veggie balls; cook 6 to 8 minutes or until
browned on all sides, turning frequently with 2 spoons.

Reduce heat to medium; pour remaining barbecue sauce over veggie balls.
Cook 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring frequently.

18 servings

TIP: To make ahead, prepare veggie balls in sauce as directed above. Place
in covered container; refrigerate. To reheat, place in microwave-safe
microwave on HIGH until thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally.

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