Black Bean "Meatballs"
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Serves: 16-18 Balls
  • 1 - 15oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • ¼ cup onion, diced fine
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon each: ground coriander, paprika, cumin, chili powder
  • ¼ cup seasoned Panko breadcrumbs (you could use whatever breadcrumbs you have)
  1. Cook quinoa according to package directions, measure out 1 cup
  2. Rinse and drain black beans and add to a medium mixing bowl, mash until smooth, leaving small chunks of beans if you desire
  3. In a small skillet, add 1 Tablespoon olive oil over medium heat and add onions
  4. Saute until translucent
  5. Add onions, quinoa, and remaining ingredients to the black beans (starting out with 3 Tablespoons of bread crumbs and adding more if the mixture is too wet to hold together)
  6. Mix together and form into 1 inch balls
  7. If eating immediately, add 1 Tablespoon of olive oil to the same skillet used to cook the onions over medium heat
  8. Saute the black beanballs until golden brown on the outside
  9. If saving for later, place on a baking sheet and freeze. Transfer to a freezer safe bag. Bake at 375°F for 15 minutes
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