1 (14 ounce) tube vegan ground beef (I use Lightlife Gimme Lean ground beef)
1/3 cup plain breadcrumbs
1/4 cup safflower oil and extra for sautéing
1/4 cup dried Italian seasoning
2 teaspoons salt and pepper
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon chives
3 tablespoons tamari
2 tablespoons vegan Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon liquid smoke
1 (28 ounce) jar marinara sauce
1. Add all ingredients except sauce to large bowl, and mix together. Form 1 1/2" balls.
2. Saute in oil 10 minutes. Combine meat balls and marinara in a crock pot and allow to simmer on low for 3 hours.
These came out so good my husband was feeling like he was eating meat and was a bit turned off! So, if you are a vegan/vegetarian that doesn't like fake meat, this is not the recipe for you.