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Easy Vegan Meatballs


  • Author: Brita Britnell
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 20 meatballs 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Easy Vegan Meatballs- these vegetarian meatballs are so simple to make and perfect for delicious weeknight meals!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 small white onion, chopped
  • 8 ounces of cremini mushrooms, sliced or roughly chopped (we’ll be blending them later so size doesn’t matter)
  • 3 cloves of garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups of cooked rice (I used basmati rice but brown rice or even another grain such as quinoa would work well)*
  • 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup of bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
  • Oil for frying

Instructions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat and saute the onion and mushrooms until soft, about 5 minutes. Add in the garlic and saute for an additional 2 minutes.
  2. Add the onion mixture to a food processor along with the rice, flour, bread crumbs, italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Pulse until everything is combined and comes together.
  3. Form the mixture into golf ball sized meatballs and set aside.
  4. TO FRY: In the same skillet pour in enough oil to fully cover the bottom of the skillet (I end up using about 1 1/2- 2 tablespoons of oil). Set over medium heat. Once hot, add in the meatballs so that they’re not overcrowded. Cook until browned on all sides, about 4 minutes per side. Add more oil as needed so that skillet has a thin layer covering it.
  5. TO BAKE: Place the uncooked meatballs on a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 400 degrees F. for 10 minutes, flip, and bake an additional 8-10 minutes.
  6. Serve with spaghetti or however you enjoy your meatballs :D

Notes

*I used brown rice in the video and having tried both a few times, I think that I prefer these with brown rice. It’s also ideal that the rice be fresh so that it’s stickier and has more moisture.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: italian, vegan, vegetarian meatballs, vegan dinner