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 πŸ™‚  You definitely don’t need meat and pasta to enjoy spaghetti and meatballs!Vegan Black Bean Meat(less)balls ~ Meatless Monday

Black Bean Meat(less) Balls
Serves 3
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Ingredients
  1. 1 medium zucchini, spiralized
  2. 1 15oz can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  3. 1 small shallot, diced
  4. 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  5. 2 Tbsp bread crumbs
  6. 2 Tbsp flaxseed + 6 Tbsp water
  7. Handful fresh parsley, chopped
  8. Handful fresh basil, chopped
  9. 1 Tbsp Italian spices
  10. S & P to taste
  11. Your favourite marinara sauce
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, add flaxseed and water, mix well and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, add the black beans and mash with a fork. Add all the other ingredients and mix well.
  3. Once the flaxseed and water has thickened, stir into mixture.
  4. Preheat a large frying pan on medium-high heat. Spray with non-stick spray or drizzle with olive oil.
  5. Form mixture into balls, add to the frying pan and heat for 2-3 minutes a side, flipping frequently.
  6. Meanwhile, 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.
  7. Top 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 πŸ™‚
  8. You 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)
  1. 92 Calories, 12g Carbs, 4g Fat, 4g Protein, 120mg Sodium, 0g Sugar
  2. 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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