Black Bean and Mushroom 'Meatballs'

with Spaghetti and Tomato Sauce
Enjoy our vegan take on this Italian classic!
Cooking time: 60 min
Cals 915 · Prot 42 · Carbs 163 · Fat 14
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Black beans
240 Grams
Red onion
0.5 Piece
Garlic cloves
1 Piece
Chestnut mushrooms
250 Grams
Fresh oregano
10 Grams
Olive oil
1 Tbsp
Vegetable stock cube
1 Piece
30 Grams
40 Grams
Nutritional yeast
4 Grams
Tomato paste
30 Grams
Apple cider vinegar
15 ML

Tomato sauce

Fresh basil
15 Grams
Tomato passata
200 Grams
Garlic onion powder
4 Grams
15 ML
Almond milk
120 ML


250 Grams
1 Tsp


1 Prep
Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan. Drain and rinse the black beans. Place them on a lined baking tray and bake for 12 min or until dry and cracked. Meanwhile, peel and finely chop the onion and garlic. Clean and roughly chop the mushrooms. Pick the fresh oregano
2 Fry
Heat a large pan over a medium heat with a drizzle of oil. Add the onion and fry for 5 min. Add the garlic and mushrooms and fry for 5 min further or until all the water has evaporated. Transfer the lot to a food processor. Reserve the pan.
3 Blend
Add the black beans to a food processor with the mushrooms and onions (keep the oven on). Blitz (see pro tip!). Add the crumbled stock cube, walnuts, oats, nutritional yeasttomato paste, oregano and vinegar to the food processor. Blend until smooth. Add a splash of water if too dry.
4 Tomato sauce
Finely chop the basil. Add the tomato passata, garlic onion powdertamari, basil and almond milk to a baking dish. Whisk until combined.
5 "Meatballs"
Shape the batter into 10/20/20 "meatballs". Return the reserved pan to a medium-high heat with a drizzle of oil. Once hot, add the "meatballs" to the pan and cook for 2 min on each side or until browned. Add the balls to the sauce and bake for 10 min. 
6 Serve
Meanwhile, bring a pot of salted water to the boil. Once boiling, add the spaghetti and cook for 8-10 min until 'al dente' or cooked to your liking. Drain. Divide the spaghetti among bowls and top with the "meatballs" and tomato sauce
Tips for fussy eaters
Not vegan? Serve with grated Parmesan!
Pro tip
Wet your hands when shaping the meatballs to prevent them sticking. Don't overblend the black beans.

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