Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Black Bean Meatballs (vegan)

I finally made a vegan meatball that I am very pleased with! I would not hesitate to serve these to guests, not at all.

And now you all can make them too, as I am sharing the recipe.

I made a large batch, feel free to halve it if you think it's too much. It made enough for our family for supper (including a teenage boy), with some leftovers, but not enough for a whole meal more.

3 cups of cooked black beans
1 c. diced onion, sauteed till carmelized
3 cloves garlice, diced, and sauteed till browned
2 medium carrots, diced, and sauteed

Process all of the above together in a food processor. Add liquid if needed (I added about 1/3 cup)

Transfer to a large mixing bowl

1/4 c. sesame butter (ground sesame seeds)
1/2 c. oats
2/3 c. whole wheat flour
1 T. smoked paprika
salt, pepper to taste

Mix well. Form balls and place on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 425 F (220 C) for about 20-25 min. Don't overcook them!

Serve your favorite way to serve meatballs. We ate them with rice and a sweet and sour sauce.


p.s. I soak and cook a huge batch of black beans at once and then freeze for later use.


  1. Would these hold up in a 'cholent' on a plata?

    1. Probably they would just turn to mush like that. I once cooked them in tomato sauce, and I ended up with mush in my sauce. It still tasted really good, though.

  2. Sounds good, sesame butter is Tahina Golmi?

    1. actually it's chem'at sumsum. but techina golmit will work also...

  3. saw your recipe on pinterest. Just started following you and look forward to going through your recipes. The " meatballs" look great!
    Please come visit me too ( vegetarian gluten free) .. I would love a follow back at www.glutenfreematters.com

    1. Hi Judee! Hope you like my recipes! Be sure to let me know which you like best!
      I'll be happy to check out your site!

      Oh, and I probably shouldn't admit that I have no idea how pinterest works! Who pinned my recipe? I'd love to know...


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