I have been on a roll with vegan meat alternatives this week! I made my Vegan Ground Beef Alternative recipe 3 times this week! I made Bolognese, tacos, and tonight I made meatballs for Vietnamese Banh Mi Sandwiches. This is a family favorite we serve on our Family Meal Boards. It’s so much fun eating lots of different things off the board together!
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This recipe begins with the basic version of my Vegan Ground Beef Alternative recipe. Once you have that made, you add the other ingredients and it’s so easy. And I must say while they are baking in the oven they smell so good—- I keep questioning myself—Is there really no meat in there?! Give this a try and I promise you won’t be sorry!
- Begin by making the Vegan Ground Beef Recipe
- 3/4 cup organic Old Fashioned oats (gluten-free if necessary)
- 1 tbs chia
- 2 tbs nutritional yeast
- 3 tbs water
- 1tbs parsley
- 1 tbs basil
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- A few sprays of algae oil or oil of choice (this just helps to brown but not necessary if you are oil-free)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees . After making the Vegan Ground Beef Alternative, add chia seeds and water in a small bowl to gel together for a few minutes. In a large bowl combine the remaining ingredients with the Vegan Ground Beef Alternative and chia mixture. Using a small cookie scoop to measure the mixture, roll into balls and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Spray with oil and bake for 25 minutes until browned.
Serve these meatballs anyway you would like– traditionally in a non-traditional way with pasta, or like we are tonight with an Asian spin for Banh Mi Sandwiches!
Sara~Fresh Foodie Mama~