Video: How to Make Meatless Meatballs -

Video: How to Make Meatless Meatballs

You really can make satisfying meatballs without the meat. See how it’s done!

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In this video, you’ll see how to make completely meat-free meatballs. Thanks to the magic of mushrooms, you don’t actually need meat to make delicious meatballs. The key is properly browning your chopped mushrooms, which develops a delicious meaty flavor. See how it’s done! Combine these baked vegetarian meatballs with your favorite tomato sauce, and you will never miss the meat! So delicious, with a texture you’ll absolutely love, it’s hard to believe there’s no meat! Watch the video, then get the recipe for Chef John's Meatless Meatballs. Top them with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and chopped fresh parsley. See more Chef John videos >>

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Sep. 11, 2014 8:38 am
What can I use instead of bread crumbs for a gluten free version.
Apr. 24, 2014 6:52 am
For cooldocmom - you can use ground flax seed or the best thing is there is a product you can buy online or some health food stores called The Vegg. Its a vegan egg yolk mixture which is fantastic and will knock your socks off. I even make it to pour over asparagus or just to dunk toast sticks in - it really tastes AND SMELLS just like eggs!
Apr. 24, 2014 3:56 am
In this recipie for pure vegans ,instead of eggs one can add cornflour powder mixed in water
Apr. 24, 2014 3:54 am
For pure vegans instead of eggs one can add cornflour mixed in little water
Apr. 23, 2014 9:00 am
has anyone tried frying these instead of baking them? I usually like frying meatballs as this gives their outsides a nice crispy texture.
Jan. 20, 2014 12:13 pm
How do I save these videos to my recipe box. I'll never remember it or be able to find it again otherwise. This is so frustrating.
Jan. 9, 2014 2:42 am
That is the great thing about the psyllium husk pinch, it does hold together!
Jan. 9, 2014 2:41 am
I add a pinch, tiny pinch, psyllium husk, or just use vegetarian egg mix not eggs Yes, in Ireland but veggie and not horrified, whatever works is fine To avoid eggs, meat and fish and have good food is my goal Traditions, like language are remade all the time and the purists seem to not realise there are many vegetarians here! Time to change I think.......
Jan. 4, 2014 1:31 pm
This really sounds good but I am looking for a vegan version and I think the egg is really needed to hold it together-would welcome suggestions for substitutes.
Jun. 23, 2013 7:54 am
Meatballs to bolognese: I prepared the recipe as advised by chef John, but I only had one egg and rolled oats handy. They came out beautifully and stored very well in a tub in the fridge over night. When it came to heating the balls up in the sauce however, they fell apart. I guess you need the 'quick oats' when the mixture is still warm and the second egg keeps it all together for a longer soak in the sauce. Although we did not get to eat spaghetti and meatballs, we did eat a very nice vegetarian bolognese instead! So take heart, if something doesn't work out, the bolognese sauce this will turn into, tastes absolutely lovely and the texture is very good too! :))
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