A few years ago I stopped eating ground beef. Not because I am vegan or vegetarian, but because of the fat content. Large amounts of fat at one time is no longer my friend. However, I missed all things made with ground beef like hamburgers, beef crumbles and of course, meatballs!
When I created my recipe for meat-free No Beef Crumbles and No Beef Patties, I quickly discovered that my recipes for these were unique and they have become two of my most popular posts!
Spaghetti and meatballs is a classic American dish that is not only frugal friendly for your budget, but is also super filling, easy to make and delicious! However, my need to be ground beef free led me to expand on my meatless recipes and create this delicious and flavorful meatless meatball recipe that is also extremely frugal. You probably have all the ingredients you need to make these in your cabinets!
So, without further ado, let’s make some meatless meatballs…..
Combine all the dry ingredients into a mixing bow. Add the ketchup and water and mix throughly to combine. Using wet or greased hands and a tablespoon measuring spoon, shape the mixture into small walnut-sized balls. Place the balls onto a non-stick baking sheet. Bake @ 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until light golden brown.
Bring about 3 cups of water or broth to a boil in a skillet or sauce pan. Drop the balls into the boiling liquid and boil for 10 minutes. Remove the balls from the liquid and place on a baking sheet lined with paper towels. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Use immediately.
To freeze: Place the balls onto a non-stick UNLINED baking sheet and place in freezer over night. The next day, remove the baking sheet from the freezer. Place the frozen balls into a ziplock bag and return to the freezer.