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Mushroom Lentil Meatballs (vegetarian)

These mushroom lentil meatballs are the perfect start to dinner! Loaded with flavor and plant based protein, they are easy to make and delicious. Vegan and easily gluten free.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: lentil meatballs, mushroom meatballs, vegetarian meatballs
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 249kcal

Equipment

  • food processor

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or avocado oil
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 8 ounces cremini or button mushrooms, stems removed and roughly chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos or soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked brown or french lentils see above for cooking tips
  • 1/2 cup oat flour or your favorite breadcrumbs i
  • 1 flax eggs or regular egg if vegan is not needed
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley

Flax "egg"

  • 1 tablespoon ground flax meal
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons water

Instructions

To make meatballs

  • Preheat your oven to 400° F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
  • In a skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium. Once hot, add onions and garlic. Sauté for 2-3 minutes, or until onions are translucent. Add mushrooms, salt and coconut aminos and cooked for another 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
  • Pour cooked onions, garlic and mushrooms into food processor and add remaining ingredients. Pulse a few times until the mixture is pretty well chopped but not complete mush. Over blending will result in a mushy (but still tasty and edible) meatball middle.
  • Using a small cookie scoop or tablespoon, portion the mixture out into balls on your lined baking sheet.
  • Bake 25-30 minutes or until they are firm to the touch and the meatballs start to have s crisp outside. Let them cool for about 10 minutes and let the center firm up a bit.
  • Enjoy over spiralized veggies or your favorite pasta with pasta sauce. Let cool and store in fridge for up to 5 days.

To make flax egg

  • Combine ground flax and water in a small bowl. Mix and let sit for 5 minutes to gel before adding to this recipe.

Notes

The nutritional information is provided as an estimate only and may vary based on the product type, servings and other factors. If you are following a diet, please consult with a professional nutritionist or your doctor. Stay healthy!

Nutrition

Serving: 3meatballs | Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 268mg | Potassium: 668mg | Fiber: 17g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 290IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 5mg