The Best Vegan Meatballs, Really


Who doesn't love spaghetti and meatballs?

I've had store bought vegan meatballs and they're pretty tasty, but my vegan meatballs are orders of magnitude better. 

They're easy to make. Pretty fun actually. 

They have a  texture very much like classic meatballs. 

The flavor is not meat like (which is a good thing), but it is very rich and unctuous. These are craveable. I have a hard time not just devouring them all in one sitting. 

1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
3/4 cup old fashioned oats
1 jalapeno
1 serrano
1 tbl garlic powder
2 tbls nutritional yeast
1/3 cup olive oil
2 tsps paprika
1 tbl salt
1 tsp black pepper

Bizz it all up in your food processor. It should be a thickish paste.  Moist, yet easily moldable. Let it chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Use a a spoon and your hands to roll into equal balls. Approximately 2 inches in diameter. You should wind up with about 15 balls. 

Place them on a baking sheet either lined with a silpat or greased aluminum foil 

Bake at 400 F for 18 minutes. 

Allow to cool for at least 10 minutes before removing from the baking sheet. 

They're really delicious. Slight texture on the outside and tender in the middle. Bursting with flavor.