Beyond Meat Meatballs
A hearty, meaty, plant-based meatball made with Beyond Meat. Pan-fried or baked, your choice, get these delicious vegan meatballs on the table in under 30 minutes. Great for spaghetti and meatballs or in a meatball sub. Sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
Servings: 12 meatballs
- 1/4 cup onion, diced
- 2 teaspoons olive oil (or other cooking oil)
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 340g Beyond Beef, plant-based ground
- 1/4 cup breadcrumbs (we used Panko breadcrumb)
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- additional olive oil (if pan-frying)
If baking the meatballs, preheat the oven to 375F.
In a small frying pan, heat the oil over medium heat and then add the diced onion. Fry for 2-3 minutes and then add the garlic. Fry for a few more minutes until softened and golden brown.
In a large mixing bowl, add the beyond meat, spices, breadcrumbs and onion/garlic mixture. Use a spatula or fork to break up the meat and then mix everything together until the ingredients are evenly distributed.
Divide the mixture into 12 portions. Use your hands to roll the portions in balls.
Brush a thin layer of olive oil in a heavy pan, such as a cast iron pan. Heat the pan until hot. Drop in the meatballs and let them fry for a minute or two, without moving them. Gently roll them over in the pan and let fry for a few more minutes, before rolling a third time. Fry them for about 10 minutes, until a light char appears and the meatballs have turned brown.
Storage and Reheating
You can cook these and store them in the fridge for 2-3 days in a well-sealed container. Reheat them in a low oven until warmed through.
Replacing the Garlic Using Dried Garlic Powder
You can replace the fresh garlic with about 1 teaspoon garlic powder.
Replacing the Onion Using Onion Powder
If you don't have an onion, you can sub about 1/4 teaspoon of onion powder.
Nutritional information is an estimate only.
Serving: 1meatball | Calories: 104kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 182mg | Potassium: 9mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg