Vegan Kidney Bean Meatballs


Meatballs / Saturday, February 10th, 2018

Ever since we became vegans, people are always so curious about our journey and have very specific questions. One thing we learned, is that people think they can’t go vegan because they will have to eat only salads and they’ll miss their favorite style of foods. Our vegan Kidney Bean Meatballs proves that belief wrong!

V and I wanted to make something quick and easy to eat, that was fun and nostalgic. We also have been focused on making sure we are getting protein, so where did we go? The magical fruit – BEANS! Hince the name, vegan Kidney BEAN Meatballs.

We all know the silly (and hilarious) song we sang as kids about beans. What makes them magical to me as an adult is that they are delicious, versatile, and really good for everyone. You see black beans in a lot of our stuff, but we went with the amazing Kidney Beans as the base for our meatballs. Should we call them Beanballs? You tell us!

Not only did we get to reap the benefits of beans, but this was really simple to make, we coupled it with a few amazing sides during the week, and you can dress these up with marinara, vegan cheese, or whatever other toppings/condiments that makes your heart warm!

Few ingredients, solid rolling skills, and a food processor and you’re able to eat these vegan kidney bean meatballs and tell your non plant-based friends you were eating meatballs!

Things you’ll need to make our Vegan Kidney Ball Meatballs:

  • Kidney beans
  • Garlic, minced
  • Onion, chopped
  • Oregano
  • Basil
  • Cumin
  • Liquid smoke
  • Rolled oats
  • Walnuts
  • Mushrooms
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Olive oil

Heres the real reason you came to the site… Hot to make Vegan Kidney Bean Meatballs. Short and simple.

Drain/rinse the kidney beans.

Place everything into a food processor. Then blend until thoroughly combined.

Vegan Kidney bean Meatballs

Dish out portions to shape into about 1 inch balls. Place on foiled pan. Back at 375 for 20 minutes.

Vegan Kidney bean Meatballs

Serve on pasta such as our chickpea pasta or buns topped with marinara or vegan cheese!

Vegan Kidney bean Meatballs

SO GOOD! And super filling too.

Easy, Tasty, Vegan!

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Vegan Kidney Meatballs

Add a little something to your pasta or put on a bun and enjoy! 

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 1 Can Kidney Beans, Drained/Rinsed
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1 tsp Basil
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Liquid Smoke
  • 1/2 Cup Oats
  • 3 tbsp Walnuts
  • 1/2 Cup Mushrooms
  • Salt/Pepper to taste
  • EVOO

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF.

  2. Place everything; onion, garlic, mushroom, liquid smoke, seasonings, oats, beans  into a food processor. Then blend until thoroughly combined.

  3. Dish out portions to shape into about 1 inch balls. Place on foiled pan. Back at 375ºF for 20 minutes.

  4. Serve on pasta or buns topped with marinara or vegan cheese!

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