Make the Basic Recipe as follows:
1 raw potato, peeled and coarsely chopped
1 small red onion, peeled and chunked
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup cooked brown rice
1 cup cracked wheat cooked as per package instructions
1/2 cup sesame seeds
1/4 cup fresh mint, minced or 1 tsp. dried mint
1 tsp. garlic powder
2 Tbsp. sweet paprika powder
1/2 tsp. marjoram powder
1 medium tomato
Salt to taste
3 Tbsp. cornstarch
In a blender, process the potato, the tomato, the red onion, brown rice, cracked wheat, and the mint (if using fresh)
with barely enough water to turn it into a smooth paste. Scrape into a bowl and add the rest of the ingredients, mixing thoroughly.
With your hands, form your meaties. You can make them long and thin, or medium-sized and a bit thicker.
In a skillet barely "painted" with olive oil, cook your meaties till golden brown. Flip to the other side and finish cooking till golden brown.
Now you can make two different variations. No. 1- Cut the meaties in strips or in pieces and saute them with olive oil, tomato slices, red and green pepper slivers, onion rings, etc., till the flavors blend and the veggies are tender-crisp. Use the meaties for sandwiches, pita pockets or even as a side dish for mashed potatoes!
Now prepare your favorite tomato (spaghetti-style sauce) and put some of it in a skillet to warm.
Cut the meaties in stips or in little squares and put in the sauce until it soaks it.
You can now use this recipe as a side dish for rice, potatoes, etc., or you can use it as is to fill pita pockets!