Firecracker Meatballs Recipe

Rating 5.0
| 1
These vegan firecracker meatballs are high in protein and go well with almost anything. Influenced by Indian cuisine, these Indo-American meatballs pop with deep flavors and are simple to make.
Dinner
Italian
8
ingredients
5
steps
45
minutes
Hailing from Queens, New York by way of India, Chef Raina has a variety of culinary experiences with a special emphasis on cooking classes, having taught more than 100 cooking classes since 2020 alone. She and her husband run their own catering business and love creating new recipes with colorful seasonal ingredients and a hint of Indian herbs. Her goal is to educate, entertain and connect people through fun culinary experiences.

Ingredients

Servings:
4
1 1/2 cup(s)
canned red beans, drained
1/2
onion, minced
1/3 cup(s)
quick oats
1 1/2 tblsp
garlic, minced
1 tsp
dried oregano
1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
crushed red pepper
4 tblsp
vegetable oil

Directions 5 steps | 45 Minutes

Step 1

In the bowl of a food processor, add the drained red beans, minced onion, quick oats, minced garlic, dried oregano, salt and crushed red pepper. 

Step 2

Pulse until the mixture is combined with some texture remaining. Do not process until smooth. 

Step 3

Roll the mixture into 2-3 inch meatballs. 

Step 4

Place the vegetable oil in a frying pan and heat over medium heat. Pan-fry the meatballs until golden brown. 

Step 5

Serve and enjoy!


Notes:

  1. Freezing and storing options: Let the meatballs cool before transferring leftovers to an airtight container. Store in the refrigerator for five days or in the freezer for three months. When ready to eat, thaw and reheat the frozen meatballs on the stovetop or in the microwave.

Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
391
FAT
15.1 g
PROTEIN
17.6 g
CARBS
48.8 g

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Sandra G.

Sandra

13 Jul 2022

Flavors in this dish just explode in your mouth. Perfect with rice or crusty bread.

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Sandra G.

10 Aug 2022

Thank You Sandra! So glad to hear that! :-)