Spaghetti Squash & “Meat-less” Balls

Spaghetti Squash & Black Bean “Meatballs”


Cook and Prep Time: 50 minutes
Serves: 3-4


You Need

• 1 Spaghetti Squash, halved lengthwise, seeds removed
• 1 large can Black Beans, rinsed and drained
• 1 large can Tomato Puree or Sauce
• 2 cups Oat Flour
• 1 Yellow Onion, diced
• 1 head Garlic, minced
• Salt, to taste
• Black Pepper, to taste
• 1 tbsp. Garlic Powder
• 1 tbsp. Onion powder
• 1 tbsp. Tamari
• 2 tsp. Oregano
• 2 tsp. Smoked Paprika
• Olive Oil
• Chopped Parsley, for garnish


DIRECTIONS

  1. Rinse and chop the produce accordingly. Preheat an oven to 375˚F, and line 2 baking trays.
  2. Remove the seeds from the center of the spaghetti squash. Brush 1 tbsp. olive oil over the inside of the squash, and lay cut-side down on 1 baking tray. Once the oven is hot, place the squash in the oven for 45 minutes, or until the squash is tender. Using a fork, removes squash “noodles,” and place in a bowl until ready to serve.
  3. Make the meatballs. Set a pot medium heat. Once hot, add 1 tsp. olive oil. Then, and half of the onion and garlic. Sauté until onion is translucent, about 4-5 minutes. Add garlic and onion to a large bowl. Combine with black beans, tamari. oat flour, ½ of the paprika, salt, pepper, ½ of the garlic powder, and oregano. With wet hands, combine the mixture and begin to form 1-inch balls. Add balls to the other baking tray. Once finished, add these to the oven, and cook for 20 minutes, until slightly crispy and warmed through.
  4. Make the sauce. Using the pot from Step 3, set to medium heat. Once hot, add 1 tsp. olive oil. Then, add the rest of the garlic and onion. Sauté until onion is translucent, stirring occasionally, 4-5 minutes. Then, add tomato puree. Bring mixture to a boil, then cover, and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook until desired thickness is reached, at least 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Then, season with salt, pepper, onion powder, and the remainder of the paprika and garlic powder.
  5. Add squash noodles to a bowl. Top with sauce and meatballs. Garnish with fresh parsley. Enjoy!

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