Posted on

Meatballs – Vegan

I made these so I could have the Game Day Meatballs that I have made for many Super Bowls or special occasions with the rest of my family. I usually make the meatballs for parties, Super Bowl, Christmas Eve and when I need to make a dish for a large group.

Instead of the usual beef or turkey used for meatballs I decided to make a vegan meatball with portobello mushrooms and brown rice. The recipe is easy and can be finished in the oven.

  • 2 tbsp olive oil, plus some for sheet pan
  • 1/2 large onion, diced
  • 2 large portobello mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 c brown rice, cooked, cooled
  • 1/2 c GF bread crumbs
  • 1/2 c GF all-purpose flour blend
  • 1 tbsp all-purpose seasoning

In a large dutch oven add olive oil, onion and portobello mushrooms. Cook over medium-high heat until onions are soft and lightly browned.

DSC_0041 37


Add garlic and cook 3 minutes more.

DSC_0043 25



Transfer onion mixture to food processor.

DSC_0044 21

Add rice, bread crumbs, flour and all purpose seasoning.

DSC_0045 17

Pulse until the mixture makes a dough like consistency.

DSC_0046 14

Form into meatballs. Let meatballs rest for about 30 minutes so that they firm up.

DSC_0047 14

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Lightly drizzle olive oil onto sheet pan. Roll meatballs into oil.

DSC_0048 13

Bake for 15 minutes. Turn meatballs over and bake for 15 more minutes.

Remove from sheet pan and drain on some paper towels.

DSC_0049 7

Serve with your favorite sauce.


4 thoughts on “Meatballs – Vegan

  1. Awesome

    1. Thanks for stopping by. They were so good.

  2. Great idea, my children like meatballs but I don’t cook them at home because i’m veggie and didn’t think there was a meat free alternative (I like us to eat similar foods). Thanks for posting this

    1. Thanks for stopping by. Give them a try and let me know how they turn out.

Leave a Reply