Quinoa And Black Bean Meatballs

Quinoa And Black Bean Meatballs

Quinoa + Black Beans = A protein-packed combo!

These yummy quinoa and black bean meatballs are game-changers! Packed with protein and fiber, they are great as a meat substitute in any dish. Even more so served with your favorite spaghetti and pasta sauce.

Quinoa often replaces rice or other carbohydrates as it is gluten-free and a complete protein - containing all nine essential amino acids the body needs for optimal functioning. 

Read more here on why quinoa is good for you and all the benefits it offers.

Black beans are an excellent alternative protein source for plant-based and vegan diets. They are high in fiber and contain essential minerals like iron, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, manganese, copper, and zinc.

Read more: The best vegan protein sources, ensuring you get all the protein you need.

Quinoa And Black Bean Meatballs Recipe



  • Cook the quinoa as directed on the package
  • Add black beans to a baking tray, spread them out, and bake at 350 F for 15-20 minutes.
  • In the meantime, sautee diced onions for 2 -3 minutes, add garlic, and fry for another 1-2 minutes.
  • Add black beans, quinoa, and onion mix to a food processor and pulse until coarse (not too mushy).
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and pulse again to mix well. 
  • Roll the mixture into meatball-sized balls and add them to a hot pan with oil.
  • Fry until crispy and brown.
  • Serve with spaghetti, pasta, rice, or mash, and your favorite sauce.