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There are some meat substitutions instead once we discuss meat for vegan. And this time I used beet to make a vegan meatball. And once I write this put up, I simply realized that It’s humorous that while you say “beet balls” you may’t assist however discover the way it rhymes with “meatballs.”

Please remember that these aren’t meant to style like meat. The beet will come in several style than meat for positive, however the motive I used it as a result of I wished to present you an alternate that’s simply as tasty as meat.

I do love how the redness jogs my memory of crimson meat. I can’t assist however get fooled myself once I take a look at them.

With these, you may make the beet balls, or you may make them into patties. I made balls as a result of I didn’t have bread for a burger. The size of time it takes to prepare dinner also can fluctuate, relying on the dimensions of the balls, so that you’ll must examine and even break one open to style it often.

I made a kind of a gravy to go together with it, however I feel it will style good on rice or pasta, so you may strive your luck cooking them into numerous dishes! Let me know what’s your favourite method of consuming them.

Vegan Beet Balls and Oyster Mushroom Gravy

Serves: 4


Vegan Beet Balls

  • 5 dried shiitake mushrooms, soaked in a single day
  • 2 medium beets (or 1 giant)
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 1 small crimson onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ cup cooked cannellini beans
  • ¼ cup sundried tomatoes in olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons walnuts
  • 2 sage leaves, minced
  • three tablespoons very important wheat gluten
  • 2 tablespoons prime quality breadcrumbs (I used Dealer Joe’s)
  • 2 tablespoons dietary yeast
  • 2 tablespoons garbanzo and fava flour
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon additional gentle olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon floor mustard
  • 1 teaspoon white cooking wine
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • ¾ teaspoon Himalayan/sea salt
  • A pinch of crimson pepper flakes
  • A number of sprinkles floor pepper

Oyster Mushroom Gravy

  • 1 tablespoon additional gentle olive oil
  • 2 cups oyster mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons white cooking wine
  • ½ cup vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce


Vegan Beet Balls

  1. Make certain that you’ve soaked the dried shiitake mushrooms in water in a single day, and drained out all of the water and rinsed it correctly. It’s also possible to strive utilizing recent shiitake mushrooms if you happen to can’t discover dried ones, or another mushroom substitute.
  2. Chop the beets in medium sized chunks and the carrot in a couple of items. Peel the crimson onion and chop it up in no matter measurement you need, and peel and slice the garlic in small items. It actually doesn’t matter what form the items for these greens are, as a result of you’ll be chopping them up within the meals processor later.
  3. Put the shiitake mushrooms, chopped beets, carrots, crimson onion, garlic, half a cup of cooked cannellini beans, sundried tomatoes and walnuts in a meals processor and pulse till they’re in very high quality bits. I don’t suggest utilizing a blender like Vitamix as it might puree all the things accidentally, and also you need it shredded.
  4. *Necessary word: In case you don’t need the center to be too moist, I like to recommend that you just put this by way of a cheesecloth and squeeze out just a little juice earlier than including the remainder of the substances. I made mine with out doing it, however I do know that others might choose it dryer.
  5. Spoon all the things out (needs to be very finely minced) into a big bowl, and add each different ingredient listed, from the very important wheat gluten all the best way to floor pepper (sure, too lengthy to checklist). Stir it in till all the things is nicely combined.
  6. Spray some non-stick cooking oil on an oven tray (don’t use ones with holes).
  7. Preheat oven to 325°F (163°C).
  8. Seize a little bit of the combination and form it right into a ball, then place it on the oven tray evenly. Don’t put them too shut to one another. In case you run out of room, you should use a second oven tray.
  9. Bake within the oven for a complete of 1 hour and 30 minutes, flipping the balls over each 20 or 30 minutes, simply so the underside doesn’t burn or stick. Although each oven is totally different, so I like to recommend that you just examine usually and even style check.

Oyster Mushroom Gravy

  1. Add a tablespoon of additional gentle olive oil within the frying pan and toss the oyster mushrooms in. Let it prepare dinner on medium excessive with you always stirring for about 5 minutes, then add the white cooking wine, vegetable broth, onion and garlic powder. Stir till all the things is even, and let it bubble and prepare dinner for an additional 5-7 minutes.
  2. Take it off the range and pour it into the blender. Mix till the combination is totally clean, then spoon it again into the saucepan.
  3. Add 2 tablespoons of water and a pair of tablespoons of low sodium soy sauce and stir till the combination may be very clean. Have a style, if it’s too salty, add a bit extra water. It could be in case your broth incorporates a whole lot of sodium.

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