When I was much younger I used to work at this great family owned restaurant where I learned how to make these papas rellenas, or stuffed potato balls. This was in my pre-vegan days and I used to love to eat the ground-beef stuffed balls during my shift. I had forgotten all about them until recently, when I was looking at my huge bag of potatoes and wondering what to do with all of them. It dawned on me that I could very easily veganize these scrumptious, crispy fried balls of potato and meat and make them healthy and cruelty-free. I opted for using lentils in this recipe as a replacement for the beef, but you could easily use any vegan ground beef option. I’m happy to say that they turned out very well and I look forward to making them again in the future. They are a little tricky to master, so be patient with yourself and don’t give up because they are definitely worth the effort.
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