Portobello Mushroom Meatballs

Cooking for Families

These mushroom meatballs are healthy, easy to prepare, and taste absolutely delicious! Serve them with some pasta sauce or plain or as appetizers — which ever your Nanny Family prefers. You will need a food processor to make the meatballs because the mixture is thick. I added some shredded carrots to the meatball recipe I found at delicious-plants.com to add some color and sweetness.

You Will Need:

4 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium white onion (diced)
2 1/2 cups mushrooms (sliced)
1 carrot, shredded
1 cup steel cut oats (substitute gluten-free oats if needed)
1 cup breadcrumbs (substitute gluten-free breadcrumbs if needed)
1/2 cup fresh Italian parsley (roughly chopped)
1 tablespoon garlic (minced)
2 tablespoons flax meal
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup soy sauce (substitue tamari if needed)

What to Do:

1. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the onions and saute for roughly 5 minutes.

2. Then add the mushrooms and turn the heat up to high and cook for 10 – 15 minutes. The water should be evaporated from the mushrooms after 10 minutes and then the mushrooms should brown for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool down.

3. Add the oats to your food processor and pulse until fine. Mix the flax meal with 5 tablespoons of water and allow to set for 5 minutes.

4. Add the mushroom, onions, and carrots to the food processor along with the rest of the meatball ingredients and process until your desired texture.

5. Cover and store in the fridge for at least 1 hour. This allows the flavors to intensify and the meatballs will stick together better too.

6. When you’re ready to make the meatballs, measure out roughly a tablespoon of the mixture and form small balls. Repeat until the mixture is finished.

7. Heat up oil in a large frying pan on medium heat. Fry the balls until they turn brown on the underside and rotate. You can also bake them in a 400 F oven for 15 minutes.

Recipe from delicious-plants.com
Photo by Stephanie Felzenberg


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