Black Bean Meatless Meatballs

This has been one of my most favorite things to make recently because they're great to snack on and pretty versatile on how you can eat them.

It's best to make these with a food processor but I think you can manage if you have a coffee grinder for the oats and then you can mash the beans with a fork or blend together in a mixer.

Another great thing about these is the simple ingredients. If you already have a plant-based kitchen then you most likely have everything on this list. However, if your new to plant-based cooking then the nutritional yeast and the found flax might not be something you have laying around. These ingredients are not hard to find and if you're thinking about eating a plant-based diet then they will not go to waste.

Let's get started!

Prep time 15 Minutes

Cook time 35 min

Servings  - 4

Preheat oven to 350°

1 cup of oats, ground up in food processor or coffee grinder. Use gluten free oats if needed.

 1/2 cup of nutritional yeast

1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed

2 garlic cloves, minced

1/2 of a small onion, diced

1 tsp sea salt

1/8 tsp black pepper or cayenne....or both

1 flax egg (1tbs ground flax to 3 tbs of water, let sit for 5 minutes)

1tbs of fresh herb of choice (basil, oregano), minced 1 tsp if dried.

- Place the oats in the food processor and blend until flour-like.

-Add the nutritional yeast and blend.

-Add the salt and pepper and blend.

-Add the black beans and flax egg and process until it forms into a paste.

-Add the garlic and onion and herb of your choice and blend.

-Roll into 1-1 1/2 inch balls and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.

Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes or until they start to brown.

Sorry about the lack of pictures, When I'm cooking live it's hard to get any shots.

I hope you enjoy these. I made these live for Meatless Monday in my private FB Group, Join HERE.

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Xo, T


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