Another wonderful Italian dish I enjoyed eating in Julia’s Kitchen, meatballs with onions and green peppers! My dish is a bit different compared to my mother’s because I replaced the meatballs with a vegetarian version. Thanks to the wonderful market of vegetarian replacements I am able to replicate this wonderful dish! Of course I could make the veggie meatballs from scratch but that will be another day! So you ask where to find these veggie meatballs. You will find them at Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, and some of the other conventional markets. Hope you enjoy this dish as much as we do!
Slice one green pepper and remove the seeds (if you’re a gardener save the seeds to plant later or share)
Slice 1/2 medium onion and slice one large to medium pepper.
Place all the above ingredients in a large fry pan with 2 tbsp. of olive oil.
Add the veggie meat balls, depending on how many you want to eat.
Fry and toss with a spatula on low heat until the onions and green peppers are tender and veggie meatballs are hot and slightly browned.
You can quicken the process with the meatballs if they are frozen, by placing them in the microwave for about 50 seconds.
Chop a sprig of fresh parsley and sprinkle on the veggie balls and the green peppers, give them a gentle toss once more.
No need for more seasonings the veggie balls are already seasoned and the onion and green pepper enhance the flavor.
Serve with you favorite pasta dish or on a roll.
Goes great with a glass of red wine!