Mushroom Meatless Balls

Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 20-40 mins
Serves 2-4
1 tbsp ground chia seeds + 3 tbsp water 
250g (8 oz) sliced mushrooms 
3 large cloves garlic 
½ medium onion, sliced 
1 tsp thyme leaves, minced  
2 tsp oregano chopped  
½ cup chopped walnuts 
450g (15 oz) can kidney beans (any bean will work) 
2 tbs chia seeds 
2 tbsp nutritional yeast 
¾ tsp salt 
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste 
¾ cup Italian-style panko bread crumbs or almond meal for GF  
1 cup tomato pasata (tomato sugo)  
2 cups cooked spaghetti or zucchini noodles  

Preheat oven to 180°C (350F)

Make chia egg by combining Chia seeds and water in a small bowl, stir, and set aside.

In a hot pan add olive oil then mushrooms, onion, garlic, thyme, oregano, salt and pepper and pan fry until tender and golden. Once cooked transfer to a mixing bowl.

Now add beans, chia egg, nutritional yeast, panko bread crumbs, salt and pepper into your mixing bowl with mushrooms, Now give the mix a really good mix.

Roll mixture into 20 balls (a bit larger than a golf ball). Place on baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes. Flip and bake for another 20 minutes .

Serve with cooked spaghetti or zucchini noodles and some pasta sauce.