Black Bean Meat(less)balls & Zoodles ~ Meatless Monday

Happy Meatless Monday everyone! I hope you’re all enjoying your long weekend.  I’ve been trying to come up with zoodle recipes since getting a spiralizer, this is actually a really quick and easy dinner; it also makes an awesome lunch the next day too 🙂  You definitely don’t need meat and pasta to enjoy spaghetti and meatballs!Vegan Black Bean Meat(less)balls ~ Meatless Monday

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Makes 11 meatballs (could definitely get 12 if measured properly!)

1 medium zucchini, spiralized
1 15oz can of black beans, drained and rinsed
1 small shallot, diced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 Tbsp bread crumbs
2 Tbsp flaxseed + 6 Tbsp water
Handful fresh parsley, chopped
Handful fresh basil, chopped
1 Tbsp Italian spices
S & P to taste
Your favourite marinara sauce

In a small bowl, add flaxseed and water, mix well and set aside.  In a medium bowl, add the black beans and mash with a fork.  Add all the other ingredients and mix well.  Once the flaxseed and water has thickened, stir into mixture. Black Bean Meatball5Black Bean Meatball4Preheat a large frying pan on medium-high heat.  Spray with non-stick spray or drizzle with olive oil.  Form mixture into balls, add to the frying pan and heat for 2-3 minutes a side, flipping frequently.Black Bean Meatball3Meanwhile, spiralize a medium zucchini and add to another frying pan over medium heat.  I only cook these for about 5 minutes, but it depends on how soft you like them.IMG_1761Top your cooked zoodles with meatballs and your favourite marinara sauce, homemade or be lazy like me and use your favourite organic jarred sauce, I like Trader Joe’s 🙂Black Bean MeatballYou don’t need a spiralizer to enjoy these meat(less)balls, they are good over pasta, quinoa, whatever!

Nutritional Info for 4 meatballs (not including sauce or zoodles)
92 Calories, 12g Carbs, 4g Fat, 4g Protein, 120mg Sodium, 0g Sugar

Please Note:  Nutritional info is gathered from MyFitnessPal and may not always be 100% accurate.  It is meant to be used as a reference only.

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