Back on November 13th, 2017 we teamed up with the North Carolina SweetPotato Commission to make these Sweet Potato Veggie Meatballs. They're meatless, nutritious, and only take 5 to 10 minutes to prepare (let the oven do the rest of the work!). Today on the last day of 2020, we have updated this recipe post for you. Enjoy!
This post is sponsored by The North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission. Since 1961, The North Carolina SweetPotato Commission has supported its growers and maintained North Carolina as the number one sweet potato producing state in the United States since 1971
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The recipe for Sweet Potato Veggie Meatballs we're sharing with you today will show you how versatile sweet potatoes are, so you can go beyond pies and casseroles. And will sure help spread the sweetness in many ways!
What Makes These Sweet Potato Meatballs Great?
- This recipe is meatless (and vegan), it is so delicious even meat-eaters will enjoy them.
- These veggie meatballs are made mainly with shredded sweet potatoes. They are delicious and incredibly nutritious!
- The meatball dough only takes a few minutes to prepare, and the oven does the rest of the work. So, no need to spend hours in the kitchen!
- Sweet potatoes are packed with vitamin A, fiber and are naturally sweet.
- A medium sweet spud is just a little over 100 calories. Comfort and healthy food you can enjoy all year long!
Ingredients in These Veggie Meatballs
- Sweet Potatoes are the star of these veggie meatballs. They give flavor, sweetness, fiber, and vitamins.
- Pecans give texture and flavor
- Vital Wheat Gluten is what holds the meatballs together and gives them a meat-like texture and adds protein. Vital Wheat Gluten looks like flour, it is basically wheat gluten that has been extracted from wheat flour.
- Coconut oil for improved texture and moisture
- Flavor enhancers such as garlic, paprika, salt, cinnamon
- BBQ Sauce to coat the veggie meatballs once cooked
How to Make Veggie Meatballs
- Shred sweet potatoes
- In a food processor mix pecan, vital wheat gluten, water, coconut oil, garlic, paprika, salt, and cinnamon
- Add to sweet potatoes
- Make the veggie meatballs and bake them in a mini muffin tin
Once baked and right before serving heat the meatballs in your favorite BBQ Sauce. Serve them warm and watch them be devoured!
DID YOU LIKE THESE SWEET POTATO VEGGIE MEATBALLS?
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These Sweet Potato Veggie Meatballs are meatless, nutritious, and only take 5 to 10 minutes to prepare (let the oven do the rest of the work!).
- Alternatively, if you don’t want to shred the sweet potatoes by hand you can cut the sweet potato into 8 pieces, place them in the food processor and chop it until really fine, add the rest of the ingredients, except for the BBQ sauce and process until you get a smooth “dough”.
- Meatballs can be made and baked 1-2 days ahead. Mix them in the BBQ sauce right before serving.
- Category: Appetizer
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1 veggie meatball without BBQ sauce
- Calories: 60
- Sugar: 1
- Sodium: 89
- Fat: 3.5
- Saturated Fat: 1
- Unsaturated Fat: 2.6
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 4.8
- Fiber: 1
- Protein: 2.5
- Cholesterol: 0
Keywords: kosher, appetizer, veggie meatballs, BBQ sauce, Easy, quick