Just cause they are called “meatballs” doesn’t mean I can’t make vegan ones right? These cocktail balls are perfect for your next soiree served with my avocado aioli or my chili-grape sauce. Or if you want to be super traditional, you can serve these with marinara and a big pile of spaghetti! Leslie’s Meat(Less)Balls 1 15 oz. can of black beans, drained and rinsed 1 15 oz. can of white beans, drained and rinsed 1 onion, minced 5 cloves of garlic, minced 8 oz. mushrooms, finely chopped 1/2 cup oats 1/2 cup cooked brown rice 1/4 cup breadcrumbs 2 tbsp. nutritional yeast (optional) 1 heaping tbsp. chili powder 2 tsp. paprika 1 tsp. cumin 1/2 tsp. salt 1-2 tbsp. red wine With a potato masher or your hands, smash the beans in a large bowl until most of the beans are smashed. Add in all of the other ingredients. Mix well! Roll your meatballs into 1-1 1/2 inch size balls. Now you can either bake on a greased cookie sheet at 375 degrees for about 15 minutes flipping halfway through OR You can cook these in a frying pan sprayed with just a little bit of cooking oil on medium high heat until browned all around. Enjoy!! ps you can roll these balls and refrigerate overnight or even freeze!
by Leslie | Apr 20, 2013 | Dinner, Entertaining, Lunch | 5 comments
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If you missed my @GreenFestival demo, here’s the recipe for my #Vegan “Meat”balls http://t.co/QFVILskUlK http://t.co/Umhg3Wy9Tk
Meatballs of the Earth Day Variety …It’s what’s for Dinner http://t.co/wavKfu4l5s #Spaghetti + #Meatballs #MeatlessMonday #EarthDay #Vegan
Just because they are called “meatballs” doesn’t mean you can’t make vegan ones. – http://t.co/MMXQrWXVyG
I don’t see a print option and wanted to print this out to add to my recipe collection. A change I thought, instead of using cooked rice, would be to use brown rice flour, probably 1/3 to 1/2 cup. I bet that would work well.
I was at the Greenfest demo and really enjoyed the “meat balls” but wanted to find your recipe for the sauces. If you could post the avacado aoli and the chili grape sauce it would make this pregnant lady very happy! :~}