Yesterday we said our last goodbyes to my husband’s father. It was a long, sad, exhausting day. We arrived back at home in the late afternoon, and I was too weary for kitchen heroics. Fortunately, Thing 1 had insisted that I pick up the stuff for a quick and easy meal idea she had, and so we were able to throw together a decent dinner with little work.
I don’t know what inspired her, but she has been saying for weeks that she wanted to make meatball sliders or something like it. I let her do the shopping for this one, and she picked out some whole wheat burger buns, frozen vegan meatballs, pizza sauce, and mozzarella flavored Daiya shreds. While I am not a huge fan of the frozen vegan meatball as they are primarily made of heavily processed textured vegetable protein, I was willing to bend the rules to make her meal idea happen on her terms.
To make the four meatball burgers, we heated a total of 16 vegan meatballs in a jar of pizza sauce. While this was on the stove, we toasted the buns just a little in the broiler. Each bun had four meatballs and some sauce arranged on the bottom half, and this was topped with a sprinkle of Daiya cheese. After a few more moments under the broiler, the cheese had melted and browned just enough, and meatball burgers were born.