This is a really great recipe that gives tofu a lot more flavor but also has the benefits of eating soy and less meat. You could also make it with beef. We think it is pretty cool that you can hide the tofu this way! It was easy and good. It is a great recipe to make in the t-mix.
Steamed tofu and pork meatballs
- 1 large onion
- 1 clove of garlic
- 1/3 of a green pepper
- 8 oz tofu (250 grams)
- 8 oz ground beef/pork (250 grams)
- 1 egg
- 1 squirt soy sauce
- 1-1.5 tablespoons flour
- 2-3 tablespoons breadcrumbs
- herbs: nutmeg, basil, oregano, or others you like.
Chop the onion, pepper, and garlic finely in the t-mix for a few seconds. Add 1 teaspoon of oil and saute for a few minutes (8 in the t-mix). Add remaining ingredients and mix. The tofu will kinda disintegrate into the meat mixture. Form into approximately 1 inch meatballs and coat in breadcrumbs. Place in a pan to steam for 15-18 minutes. I Put it in the t-mix varoma and cooked it while making tomato sauce. Its great to use the energy the t-mix is already producing.
We ate it with pasta but you could also make an Asian soy/ginger/garlic sauce that i bet would be delicious. I’ll update other sauces next time I make make it.
vegetable & beef pitas
The other day some friends invited us over for some delicious pitas. We compared them to burritos– they basically have the same ingredients– the only differences is that in Denmark it’s more expensive to buy tortillas than pitas. Besides it’s easier to eat a closed bread sandwich than an open ended burrito! You can see that the Greek pita has more influence in Europe just like the Mexican tortilla is more popular in the US.
So, this afternoon, I asked Carlos what we could eat for dinner. He usually doesn’t have any ideas, so I was delighted when he said pitas with feta cheese and some beef. I bought the ingredients organic beef and the meal was Delicious! We ate 3 each!
- 1 onion (we used leeks because we ran out of onion)
- 2 medium garlic cloves
- 2-3 slices hot pepper (jalapeno)
- 1/2 green pepper
- 1/2 red pepper
- 1/2 zucchini
- 1.5 teaspoons Paprika, a pinch or two of cumin, salt and pepper to taste
- 1 cup (250 gr) chopped canned tomatoes
- 1/2+ cup cooked garbanzo beans
- 150-200 gr. ground beef
You will also need:
- pita shells
- feta cheese
If using the Tmix you just have to chop the first 3 ingredients on 4 for a few seconds. Then add the others and leave at speed 2 and cook on varoma for the times recommended below.)
Saute the chopped onions, garlic, peppers and zucchini for about 10 minutes. After 5 minutes add the the chopped tomatoes. Add spices. Let cook for about 12 minutes. Add the cooked garbanzos and the ground beef. Cook until the meet is done between 8-10 minutes.
Stuff pita with feta cheese, lettuce and tomato. We also warmed the pita in toaster. Be careful not to eat too much!