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vegan black bean meatballs with spaghetti in a bowl

Vegan Black Bean Meatballs Recipe

  • Author: romylondonuk
  • Prep Time: 25
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 2-3 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Food Processor
  • Cuisine: British
  • Diet: Vegan


Next level vegan midweek meals with this delicious, easy Vegan Black Bean Meatballs Recipe! Crafted with black beans, oats & delicious spices. Super tasty as a vegan 'Spaghetti and Meatballs' alternative.


  • 1 tbsp organic tomato ketchup
  • 1 can of black beans, drained (400g, 240g drained weight)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 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:

  • roughly 210g spaghetti, cooked
  • a jar of your favourite vegan tomato 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 overmix.
  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.


You can freeze the bean balls for later use right after shaping them. Best place them on a plate in the freezer to individually freeze, then transfer to a freezer bag once frozen.

These vegan bean balls are delicious alongside spaghetti and other pasta, but also great served alongside potatoes with a delicious mushroom gravy (yum!).

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