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    Italian Lentil Ball Submarine Sandwiches

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    1 hr 15 mins

    30 mins

    45 mins

    ashlynn08's Note:

    I got this recipe from the Vegan chef website and it is delicious!

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    Serves: 6


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    1. 1
      Begin by placing the water in a medium saucepan and bring it to a boil. Add the lentils, brown rice, and dried herbs, cover the saucepan, reduce the heat to low, and simmer the mixture until the lentils are tender, about 30-40 minutes. If there is any liquid remaining in the pan, drain it off.
    2. 2
      Add the diced onion, green pepper, red pepper, green onion, parsley, soy sauce, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper to the lentil-brown rice mixture. Using a potato masher, mash the mixture well to combine all of the ingredients. Taste, adjust seasonings, as needed, and set mixture aside to cool slightly.
    3. 3
      Using a little safflower oil, lightly oil a non-stick cookie sheet, and set aside.
    4. 4
      Using your hands or a small scoop, shape the cooled lentil-brown rice mixture into 24 - 1 1/4-inch balls, and place them on the prepared cookie sheet. Using your fingers, rub a little safflower oil over the top of each lentil ball.
    5. 5
      Bake at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes, or until the lentil balls are dry to the touch and lightly browned on the outside. Remove the cookie sheet from the oven.
    6. 6
      To assemble each Italian Lentil Ball Submarine Sandwich: split open the submarine roll, if needed, spoon a little of the Easy Marinara Sauce in the bottom of the roll, place 4 of the baked lentil balls in the roll, top with some additional Marinara Sauce, and if desired, sprinkle a little shredded vegan soy mozzarella cheese over the top. Serve immediately. The baked lentil balls can also be served with pasta as a main dish.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 20, 2010


      We didn't make the sandwiches, I just made the meatballs and my kids absolutely loved them! So easy to make, and healthy too! Thanks for this recipe.

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    • on October 01, 2009


      These were very tasty! I used all green pepper as it is what I had on hand, but otherwise followed the recipe. I was pleasantly surprised that the balls held up well enough to be put on bread like a sandwich; this hasn't been my experience with lentils as my veg patties usually turn out to be more like sloppy joes! That said, I would love to try these with BBQ sauce and cheddar cheese next time. My 2 y/o DS chowed down on these, which is what takes this recipe from four to five stars :). We enjoyed these stuffed in pita halves, and I think it helped keep the sandwich together fairly well. Thanks for posting! Made for PAC Fall 2009.

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    Nutritional Facts for Italian Lentil Ball Submarine Sandwiches

    Serving Size: 1 (265 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 162.8
    Calories from Fat 26
    Total Fat 2.9 g
    Saturated Fat 0.7 g
    Cholesterol 1.7 mg
    Sodium 719.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 29.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.8 g
    Sugars 8.8 g
    Protein 4.9 g

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