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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.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: dinner, lunch
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: beyond beef, beyond meat, meatballs
Servings: 12 meatballs
Calories: 104kcal
Author: sylvia

Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

  • 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.

For Pan-Frying

  • 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.

For Baking in the Oven

  • Put the meatballs in a baking dish and bake for 10-12 minutes until the meatballs have turned brown and are cooked through.

Notes

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

Nutritional information is an estimate only. 
 

Nutrition

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