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Vegan meatballs made of brown rice and black beans
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins

Vegan meatballs, high in protein and nutrients with a great texture, suitable for cooking in sauce, and perfect to eat with pasta or mashed potatoes.

Servings: 16 medium size meatballs
Author: Gaspar Carreira
  • 1 cup cooked and drained black beans 220g
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice (about 1 cup raw) 400g
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 1/2 small red pepper
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • Herbs to taste (cilantro, parsley, oregano)
  • 3 cups tomato sauce
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • seasonings to taste (oregano, salt, black pepper)
  1. Finely chop the bell pepper and onion, and sauté in a pan with a little oil until they soften. Process the beans together with the brown rice until obtaining a smooth and homogeneous paste. Add seasonings and sauteed vegetables and process again.

  2. Let the mixture cool for 1 hour. Once this time has passed, form 16 balls of dough of 3cm in diameter.

  3. If you are going to eat them with sauce (I leave you a basic recipe but that does not fail) you heat the sauce, and put the meatballs inside, cooking them over low heat until they are hot. And while making the pasta or potato puree according to the directions on the package.

  1. Finely chop the vegetables and sauté them in a pot with a little oil, stirring every few minutes. Once soft and slightly browned, add the tomato puree and seasonings and cook until hot. Add the meatballs and cook for 5 to 6 minutes.

  2. Remove from heat and serve with spaghetti, mashed potatoes or whatever you like the most!