Gluten-Free Vegan Thai Meatballs

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These flavourful meatballs are made with black beans, oats and spices smothered in a pleasingly spiced red Thai sauce. This vegan dish is super versatile because it can be served as finger food for a crowd, for lunch with a light salad or for dinner as a main with rice. Last time I served these meatballs no one could tell they were vegan

Ingredients

  • MEATBALLS
  • 1 1/4 cup certified gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1 tsp. GF dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp. GF ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. Pure sea salt
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced or 1/2 tsp. GF garlic powder
  • 3 Tbsp. melted coconut oil
  • 2 Tbsp. pure tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 2 tsp. minced ginger
  • 1 tsp. GF red curry paste
  • 2 cups cooked black beans, if using canned drain and rinse the beans
  • THAI SAUCE
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup GF vegetable stock
  • 2 Tbsp. pure tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp. GF red curry paste
  • 1 Tbsp. GF tamari sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp. GF dried basil
  • 1 dried kaffir lime leaf (optional)
  • Pinch of hot chilli pepper (optional, depending on your taste for spicy food)
  • Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Place oats into a food processor bowl and blend to a powder Add basil, cumin and salt and blend to combine. Add garlic, coconut oil, tomato paste, ginger, lime juice and curry paste. Blend to combine
  • Add black beans and pulse about 5 times just enough for to form a thick mixture and leaving the beans at about half their size. Do not over mix or the meatballs will become hard
  • Roll the mixture into about 1-inch balls. I used an ice-cream scoop, then place them on the prepared baking sheet. Brush with remaining olive oil and bake for 20 minutes turning them over halfway through
  • SAUCE
  • While the meatballs are baking, in a large saucepan whisk together the sauce ingredients. Cook the sauce over medium-low heat for 5 minutes
  • Add the cooked meatballs and coat them with the sauce. Cook for 3 more minutes


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