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vegetarian meatballs on a board with Chain Reaction spice and mushrooms and peppers

Spicy Vegetarian Meatballs

These easy vegetarian meatballs made with beans, vegetables and Casa M Spice Chain Reaction. They are so good even the meat eaters will love them! Super easy to make, these tasty vegetarian meatballs are so versatile! You can serve them over zucchini noodles or pasta with a tomato based sauce, serve them alone even turn them into unique appetizers.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Appetizers/Main
Cuisine American/Mexican
Servings 45 meatballs


  • 2 15 oz can black beans rinsed and drained well
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 can green chilies, drained
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons Chain Reaction Spice see note at bottom of recipe
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Liquid Smoke (optional)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 3/4 cup oatmeal - finely ground -use food processor
  • 3/4 cup parmesan cheese


  • Preheat oven to 400°; rinse and drain beans and drain the chilies.
  • Spray a large nonstick skillet with olive oil spray or use a teaspoon oil. Heat on medium heat until hot.
  • Add mushrooms, peppers, garlic and onions. Sauté for a few minutes until soft.
  • In a food processor, add the well drained beans, pulse lightly until partially mashed. Or use a fork to mash the beans.
  • In a large bowl, combine beans, vegetable mixture, Chain Reaction Spice, green chiles, liquid smoke, salt, ketchup, oatmeal and eggs.
  • Using a small 1 1/2 inch scoop or spoon, scoop out mixture (to make about 1 1/2 inch balls) onto a parchment sheet sprayed with cooking spray or oil.
  • Bake 10 minutes, then carefully turn with spatula and bake another 10 minutes.


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