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Easy Vegan Black Bean Meatballs Recipe

  • Author: Romy London UK
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: German
  • Diet: Vegan


These delicious 'meatballs' make for the perfect quick, easy and delicious dinner!


  • 1 tin of red kidney beans, drained
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • oil for frying
  • 75g mushrooms
  • 2 Tbsp Aminos liquid (alternatively use soy sauce)
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • 1/4 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika powder
  • 5 Tbsp flour (use gluten-free option if desired)
  • salt & pepper to taste


  1. Chop the onion and washed mushrooms and fry these shortly in a little oil until the onion begins to soften and become translucent.
  2. Drain the red kidney beans and add them to a blender alongside the rest of the ingredients & the onion.mushroom mix. Alternatively you can add everything to a bowl and puree with a stick blender (this is my preferred option to be honest)
  3. Fold the flour into the mixture and with your oiled hands create the 'meatballs'
  4. For the low-calorie option add the balls to an ovenproof dish and bake at 200ºC for about 20 minutes. Alternatively, heat a little oil in your pan and fry the 'meatballs' in your pan. I would advise using a pan with a lid for this, as the oil can splash during the frying period.
  5. These 'meatballs' are great on a sandwich but also amazingly paired with Spaghetti & tomato sauce - like I did in the image above. But most importantly: enjoy!