Gluten Free Vegan Black Bean Meatballs
Meatball Monday goes meatless with these Gluten Free Vegan Black Bean Meatballs. Fun of flavour and hearty, they are just as good as the regular version.
It’s Monday, it’s almost Valentine’s Day and I can’t think of a better recipe to share than these Gluten Free Vegan Black Bean Meatballs. Why you might be thinking? Well it’s because every time I think of meatballs, I remember Lady and a Tramp, and Dino singing that’s amore in the background. (If you haven’t guessed I’m a big Disney Fan!)
So this year, while writing my V-Day recipes, I thought why not add a Black Bean Meatball recipe that not only meat eaters, but also vegans and vegetarians can enjoy. Inspired by a recipe I found on this blog, my version was a hit with the family, so I hope it’s a hit with you too!
How to Make Gluten Free Vegan Black Bean Meatballs
This recipe is pretty simple, and doesn’t require much. It is as easy and sautéing some onions and garlic, adding it to a can of drained black beans in the food processor along with some oats, herbs and spices. Give it a couple of pulses to make a chunky paste, roll into balls, cook in a skillet then add a jar of sauce and serve on top of pasta.
What you need to make Gluten Free Vegan Black Bean Meatballs
The ingredients for this recipe are pretty simple and I’m sure as a gluten free eater you probably have them in your pantry already. You will need:
- Canned Black Beans: I use this one. It has very little preservatives and it says gluten free on the can. It is also the most easily available for me. However I do like to use this organic one when I can find it.
- Oats: Remember, oats are naturally gluten free, but not all brands are gluten free because of where they are grown. So make sure and get a brand that is certified gluten free.
- Herbs and Spices: One of my favorite parts of the garden is the herbs. For this recipe I used fresh basil, parsley and a little sage. I would definitely tell you to use the basil and the parsley, but the sage is optional.
- Pasta Sauce: The final step in this recipe is to add the pasta sauce to the meatballs and let them simmer for about 5 minutes to absorb some of the flavour. For this you can use any gluten free pasta sauce that is your favorite.
Storing these Gluten Free Vegan Meatballs
The longest I’ve ever kept this recipe is overnight in the fridge, and then heated in the microwave before serving. However, you can try storing the cooked meatballs after they have been grilled and before adding the sauce. Then when you are ready to serve, add the sauce and the meatballs to a skillet or sauce pan and let warm through. If you do give this a try, please let us know how it turns out.
Now it’s time to grab a bowl and serve up some meatballs! Happy Monday Foodies,