Black Bean and Mushroom Vegetarian Meatless Balls

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Black Bean and Mushroom Vegetarian Meatless Balls

Photo by jodiloves
  • Prep time
    20 minutes
  • Cook time
    57 minutes
  • Serves
    4
Author Notes

These Bean Balls have a hearty texture, are full of flavor, and low in Weight Watchers points. I am serving them with a modified version of my Mom’s homemade spaghetti sauce. —jodiloves

Ingredients

  • 1 cup

    cooked black rice


  • 15.5 ounces

    can of black beans, drained and rinse


  • 15.5 ounces

    can of chickpeas, reserve 1 TBSP of liquid, drain and rinse


  • 3 tablespoons

    vegetable broth


  • 1 tablespoon

    chickpea liquid


  • 2

    eggs


  • 6 ounces

    baby bella mushrooms, chopped small


  • 1/2

    medium onion, chopped small


  • 1 teaspoon

    garlic, minced


  • 1

    pinch of salt


  • 1/2 teaspoon

    Mrs. Dash Original, Divided


  • 1/3 cup

    plain bread crumbs


  • 1 tablespoon

    olive oil


  • 1 tablespoon

    nutritional yeast


  • 1 tablespoon

    onion powder


  • 1 teaspoon

    parsley (dried or fresh)


  • 1 teaspoon

    basil (dried or fresh)


  • 1/2 teaspoon

    oregano, dried


  • 1/2 teaspoon

    thyme, dried


  • 1/4 teaspoon

    salt

Directions
  1. Blend black beans, chickpeas, vegetable broth, chickpea liquid and eggs until almost smooth in a blender. Add to a large mixing bowl.
  2. Heat a non-stick pan over medium and spray with olive oil cooking spray. Add onions, mushrooms, garlic, salt and a 1/4 TSP of Mrs. Dash and cook for 5-7 minutes until soft and a bit brown. Set aside to cool.
  3. Add black rice, bread crumbs, olive oil, nutritional yeast, onion powder, parsley, basil, oregano, thyme, salt, a 1/4 TSP of Mrs. Dash Original and mushroom mixture to the bean puree and mix until combined. Cover and chill in the fridge for at least and hour.
  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  5. Roll mixture into 1 1/2 inch balls and place on a foil lined baking sheet that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Spray top with cooking spray. Cook for 30 minutes. Flip balls and cook for an additional 20 minutes.
  6. Makes 16 balls, 4 ball per serving
  7. Serve with Mom’s Canned Spaghetti Sauce (without the canning) https://www.jodiloves.com/blog/2019/4/18/moms-canned-spaghetti-sauce-without-the-canning and spiralized zucchini noodles.

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