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Soyballs post baking, originally uploaded by campdancer2000.

The idea:
Find a protein replacement for meat balls.

The solution:
Soak dried soybeans for 12 hours
then cook in slow cooker for another 12 hours, or until soft.

Rinse them off and let cool a little bit.

Mash/pulverize/make a paste, adding:
a bit of water
and the following are all optional to taste as you go!

curry powder
chili powder
salt and pepper
garam masala

Whatever you like!

Mix well and using a 1 tablespoon measuring spoon, measure out balls and roll.

Place on a lightly oiled cooking sheet and back in a 400 degree oven for about 15 minutes.

Each ball has 40 calories according to where I was able to find info.
Freeze and pop into your favorite soup as desired to give you a nice hit of whole food protein!


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First published Nov 27, 2008