Monday, 19 October 2015

Make ahead meatless balls!

Hello friendly friends!

I hope you're all having a lovely week and today I'm going to make your day even better by throwing at you (well, not literally) a tasty recipe for some freezer friendly super tasty bean balls made with lots of sauteed veg in garlic and onion-y goodness!

So, without further ado- here by the recipe!

Sauteed Cabbage and Eggplant Bean Balls!

1/2 small brown onion, chopped
1/4 medium eggplant, chopped
1 heaped cup shredded cabbage
1 heaped teaspoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon olive oil
3/4 cup red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup lentils, drained and rinsed
Handful spinach
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
sprinkle of dried chili flakes

1. Heat the oil and garlic in a medium saucepan over medium heat until fragrant:
 2. Add the onion and eggplant and saute for around 5 mins until golden and slightly tender
 3. Add in the cabbage and cook for a further 5 mins until the eggplant is soft and cooked through
4. Place the sauteed veg, beans, lentils, spinach and nutritional yeast and chili flakes into a food processor and process to combine (not too much, you still want some bean and veg chunks for interesting texture!)
5. Stir to combine and then transfer to bowl
 6. Form into balls, wrap in glad wrap and place in freezer until required:
 7. When you want to nom on one of these delicious bean balls, heat up a frypan/ heat up the oven and cook until golden brown on the outside.
I ate mine for lunch with a fresh salad of cucumber, tomato, spinach, alfalfa sprouts, bean sprouts and green capsicum:
And it was delicious!

What about you?
Are you a fan of bean balls?
Favourite add-ins? I love to spice things up with cumin/ coriander/ cinnamon etc.

That's it for today, I hope you have a fabulous day and eat something yummy!! Bye for now friends! :D


  1. this sounds delicious!! i will let you know if i grt the chnce to tryy it :) i LOVE lentils and eggplant, esp together!!

    1. Masala Girl,
      I know right!? Eggplant and lentils just work! I just don't make enough recipes combining them!! Here we go :) Definitely tell me how it goes!
      Steph 2 chefxx


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