Beans are an excellent substitute for meat! By eating legumes, you ensure a healthy and balanced diet. In this recipe I’ll show you how you can easily replace meatballs with vegan bean balls. They are super quick to make, very tasty and most importantly healthy. Here I’m just showing you the base for the bean balls. You can add them to any recipe where you would otherwise use meatballs.
Beans are a delicious and nutritious alternative to meat and a great addition to your diet. They are rich in protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals and offer a wide variety of flavors and textures. Beans, unlike meat, contain very little saturated fat and no cholesterol. They are also a less expensive, more environmentally friendly and animal-friendly option.
Beans are easy to prepare and can be incorporated into a variety of recipes. They can be used as a filling in burritos, wraps, or as a side dish for stews, salads, soups or curries. You can also serve them as appetizers or use them as a base for chili sin carne or bolognese. Or just like here in this recipe as vegan bean meatballs. They also make great burger patties! You can even make pudding out of beans. In other words, there’s no end to creativity when it comes to bean dishes.
Most people think that if they eat a plant-based diet, they won’t get enough protein. But this is not the case if you pay attention to a balanced diet. And legumes in particular are a great source of protein. I chose kidney beans and black beans for my vegan bean meatballs because they are a bit more tart in flavor. However, you can also use other legumes here, like chickpeas or lentils.
You can also be very flexible with the spices. Depending on what you want to use the vegan beans meatballs, you can adjust the spice mixture.
In our house, everyone really likes the bean balls as a meat alternative. All my kids do too. So definitely give them a try!
Vegan Bean MeatballsCourse: appetizer, lunch, dinnerDifficulty: easy
2 Cups Kidney Beans
2 Cups Black Beans
1 red Onion
1 Cup Oats
2 Tbsp. Tomato Paste
1/3 Cup Parsley
1/4 Cup Vegetable Oil
1 Tbsp. Mustard
2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
1/3 Cup Flaxseeds
1 tsp Paprika seasoning
1/2 tsp smoked Paprika
1 tsp ground Pepper
1/2 Tbsp. Salt
- Mince the onion and saute it in a frying pan.
- Mix all ingredients for the bean balls to a rough paste.
- Form the paste into balls and let them rest for about 10 minutes.
- Fry the balls in a pan with a little oil on all sides.
- At the end, bake the bean balls for about 10 minutes at 150ºC.