Here they are! The meatballs of the hour – that are, actually, no longer meatballs.
Because they’re VEGETARIAN MEATBALLS! Made with out beans (we’re going rogue!) and made rather with cauliflower and brown rice and quinoa.
I know, right? Sneak-ayyy.
As rather plenty as I love a well MEAT-ball meatball from time to time, within the present day we’re speaking about these little vegetarian meatball nuggets of powerhouse nutrition which are impressed from the (here comes the bizarre zone) spicy cauliflower burgers I made and beloved simply a quantity of weeks ago.
The breakdown is that they’re made with cauliflower, brown rice, quinoa, oat flour, eggs, and a well big pinch of garlic and spices. And they don’t require hours of prep. That’s it! It’s simply simple, straightforward, SUPER YUM plant-based goodness within the type of vegetarian meatballs made weeknight-dinner-friendly, simply due to the fact actual foods that suits actual life is the place it’s at.
And don’t we all understand it, guys? DON’T WE KNOW IT.
HOW TO MAKE OUR VEGETARIAN MEATBALLS (1 MIN):
Plate with rice a fork and meatless meatballs.
There are simply a quantity of issues that I assume we will all approve of with these vegetarian meatballs:
INGREDIENTS: Basic, whole, excellent –> Cauliflower // Brown Rice // Quinoa // Garlic // Spices // Eggs // Oat Flour (which is nothing extra than simply antique shaped oats overwhelmed on your foods processor or blender). Also – no beans. Which is type of nice, right? since rather plenty of vegetarian meatballs are bean-heavy. All hail the versatility of cauliflower!
TIMING: 30 minutes. The cauliflower isn’t excessive repairs here. Just a quickly simmer in some hot water to melt it up, after which as a bonus on being speedy, you possibly can use these amazingly convenient garlic brown rice quinoa applications from Seeds of Change which you simply purchase en masse at Costco – you understand the ones, right? – after which your cauli and your rice and everything else will get pulsed round in our favourite appliance of all time THE FOOD PROCESSOR so as to make the mixture. If you possibly can enlist the assist of simply a quantity of vegetarian meatball rollers (this is why of us have children, right?), you may have vegetarian meatball dinner at the desk AND vegetarian meatball stockpile constructed up on your fridge in no time.
ADAPTABILITY: Cook once, consume many times. This recipe makes a million and a half meatless meatballs which potential which you simply possibly can use them with many special sauces in lots of special recipes for years to come. Er, no. Not years. But heavily – you may have a TON of meatballs with this recipe, so leap brainstorming serving and/or sauce suggestions (and please permit the list state that I strongly suggest LIFE CHANGING MASALA SAUCE).
Seeds of swap for meatballs quinoa and brown rice.
Meatless meatballs in a container.
Yesterday I introduced a freezer-ready bag of those to my sister since she simply had a brand new baby, and I was feeling a bit of vulnerable about being the bizarre sister who brings non-meat meatballs as a foods gift, but proper away while she saw them, she declared them to be a excellent finger foods for her two-year-old since he loves issues he can dangle and dip and nibble on at his own slow-eating pace. UM WHAT. As a non-mom, I didn’t even assume of that genius, but how lovely is the visible of your favourite two-year-old dipping a veggie meatball made with cauliflower and quinoa and brown rice into ketchup or marinara or ranch (not above it) or – for the foodie infants on the market – a bit of spicy masala sauce? It’s like a fowl nugget meets veggie burger in kid-friendly size.
I’m certain that someday, while Bjork and I even have kids, they may be foodie youngsters who love to dip veggie nuggets in masala sauce, right?
That variety of factor needs to be genetic? PLEASE SAY YES
Meatless meatballs in a pan with sauce and a wood spoon.
I can’t get sufficient of those vegetarian meatballs with simply a quantity of gallons of the life-changing 30 minute masala sauce, but I’d be okay in case you did simply about something with these. They are begging for some artistic serving combinations and a well drench in a delicious sauce, and as we know, sauce is life.
Go get em, dinner-makers!
Plate of rice with meatless meatballs with a fork.
Vegetarian Meatballs in a pan with a wood spoon.
30 minute vegetarian meatballs
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Prep Time: 15 mins Cook Time: 15 mins Yield: 50+ meatballs (so, like, 10 or extra servings) 1x
30 Minute Vegetarian Meatballs – cauliflower, quinoa, brown rice, garlic, and spices. SUPER flexible – recipe makes a vast batch so which you simply possibly can stockpile them on your freezer for simple foods later!
3 cups cauliflower florets (roughly 1 head of cauliflower)
3 cups cooked quinoa and/or brown rice (see notes)
3/4 cups of a “dry ingredient” like oat flour, almond meal, breadcrumbs, etc.
1 heaping tablespoon spices (chili powder, paprika, and/or cumin will work)
2 teaspoons salt
enough olive oil to disguise the backside of a frying pan with a skinny coating
Cauliflower: Cook the cauliflower florets in a pot of boiling water for about 5 minutes, till fork-tender. Drain well.
Mix: Pulse the quinoa and cauliflower by way of a foods processor till semi-smooth (see photographs for texture). Transfer combination to a vast blending bowl and combine with all special ingredients. Stir till everything is incorporated. Roll into small balls (about one heaping tablespoon per ball was greatest for me).
Cook: Heat a skinny layer of olive oil in a skillet over medium warmth – upload the balls and prepare dinner for simply a quantity of minutes on every one aspect – they’ll have to be gently became every one so usually to get browned all of the method around. Serve with yummy sauces, salads, bowls, or freeze for later!
I used Seeds of Change pre-cooked garlic brown rice and quinoa for this recipe (2 packets = about 3 cups). Since this has garlic style already within the mix, in case you’re utilizing your personal pre-cooked quinoa and/or brown rice, make certain so as to feature some minced garlic or garlic powder.
If the combination doesn’t stick collectively in a ball while gently pressed, upload about 1/3 of the combination again into the foods processor and pulse till it’s extra the consistency of hummus. That must assist it dangle together. If that nonetheless isn’t enough, simply upload a bit of extra of your “dry ingredient” till you get a consistency which you simply possibly can gently roll among your arms to type ball shapes.
Nutrition data are for 1/12th of this recipe, so simply take your whole # of meatballs and divide them into 12 servings – the precise quantity of meatballs per serving relies on how big you make the meatballs.
Calories Per Serving: 134
% DAILY VALUE
12% Total Fat 7.6g21% Cholesterol 62mg18% Sodium 442.8mg4% Total Carbohydrate 12.2gSugars 1.1g10% Protein 5g3% Vitamin A 50.8µg22% Vitamin C 12.9mg
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