Barley Meaties

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We are always looking for ways to make our vegan cooking wholesome but savory, incorporating as much goodness into it as flavor. These do not disappoint! They go well as a sidekick to anything you might want to pair them with and are excellent in sandwiches and to replace veggie burgers.




1 cup barley grain (not pearl barley but whole grain barley, cooked till soft, reserve 1/2 cup water where you cooked the barley)
3/4 cup oats
1/2 cup cracked wheat (cooked, follow package instructions)
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
14 cup sesame seeds raw
3 Tbsp. sweet paprika powder
1/8 cup sweet red pepper strips
1/8 cup sweet red pepper strips
1 medium tomato
1/2 red onion chopped
Salt to taste
1 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. olive oil + more to cook with


In a food processor or blender process the barley, cracked wheat and the vegetables with some of the barley water till you have a smooth paste. Scrape into a bowl and add the rest of the ingredients, mixing well until you have a dough that is neither too stiff nor too runny. Heat a skillet that is barely painted with olive oil and drop the dough into it by large spoonfuls and cook on both sides till golden brown.



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4 comments:

Kimmythevegan said...

These sound like a great way to get a protein boost in pasta or stirfry or salad. They would be excellent on a sandwich too!

Craftybegonia said...

YES, +KimmytheVegan, they would also be delicious, cut in small pieces and added to scrambled tofu. Enjoy!

Mary Ellen -VNutrition said...

These look delicious! Much healthier than any store-bought meat replacements. I bet my husband would love these for his sandwiches.

Thanks so much for linking up with us for Healthy Vegan Fridays! I’m Pinning and sharing!

Craftybegonia said...

Thank you +Mary Ellen -VNutrition, these are very tasty, I'm sure he would really love them. You can also break them apart into small pieces and toss them with sauce into pasta or add thm to skillet things like scrambled tofu or a veggie stir-fry. You are most welcome. I love Healthy Vegan Fridays. Thank you for pinning and sharing!