Vegetarian Mushroom Meatball Subs

 

Lately, Jack and I have been spending a lot of time with my family in Chicago. One thing my husband especially loves about this area is the plethora of meaty things between bread. People always ask me...

What you will need

½ teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil, more for drizzling

½ yellow onion (about 1 cup chopped)

8 ounces mushrooms, de-stemmed, chopped

1 cup cooked black beans, drained and rinsed

2 large garlic cloves

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon tamari

½ cup walnuts

1½ cups cooked brown rice

½ teaspoon chili powder

½ teaspoon onion powder

½ teaspoon sea salt, or to taste

½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 cup panko bread crumbs

6 soft sub buns or sliced soft baguette

2 cups jarred or homemade marinara sauce

½ cup chopped fresh basil

Several handfuls of arugula, optional

Parmesan cheese, optional

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