Meatless Bean Balls


  • 1 cup beans (i.e. black), cooked
  • 1/4 cup brown rice, cooked
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup onion, minced
  • 1 small carrot, grated/zested
  • fennel leaves, finely chopped (optional)
  • parsley or basil, finely chopped (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons BBQ sauce
  • salt & pepper
  • seasoning of choice (dried herbs)


Step 1: Combine all ingredients. If it’s too wet, add more oats. Give it a quick taste for seasoning and then send it to the refrigerator, leaving it there for at least 1 hour.

Step 2: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Roll up the mixture into small “meatballs” (about 1 to 1.5 inches in diameter) and line them up onto an oiled foil-covered baking sheet.

Step 3: Bake for 18-20 minutes, flip them, then bake for another 15-18 minutes. Bean balls are ready when they’re browned and crusty. Serve with your favorite sauce over pasta or spiralized vegetables for a vegan “spaghetti and meatballs.”

Yields 16-18 balls.

One Response to Meatless Bean Balls

  1. Pingback: Curly Ribbons and Spaghetti « VEGeneration

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: