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Black Bean Meatball Spaghetti

  • Author: romylondonuk
  • Category: Pasta
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Diet: Vegan



For the bean balls:

  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp hot sauce (optional)
  • 1 can of black beans
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 5 Tbsp rolled oats
  • 1 small white onion, roughly chopped
  • A handful fresh coriander
  • 2 tbsp flaxseeds
  • 1 Tbsp smoked paprika powder
  • A little oil to fry

To serve: 

  • 200g spaghetti, prepared according to packaging instructions
  • A jar of your favourite pasta sauce
  • Caramelised red onion (optional)
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  1. Place all ingredients for the black bean balls into a food processor and process until roughly combined, but don’t over mix. 
  2. Using your hands, form little round balls from the mixture and lay them onto a plate. Place them in the fridge for 20 minutes and preheat your oil in a non-stick frying pan in the meantime.
  3. Fry  your bean balls until golden on all sides.
  4. Prepare your spaghetti according to packaging instructions and serve them with  your favourite pasta sauce & the black bean balls.

Keywords: vegan meatballs, black bean meatballs, spaghetti and meatballs, bean meatballs