Vegan Blue Cheese and Chorizo Meatballs

 

About this recipe: 
This recipe is a treat from Tiago, so head over to her blog for more vegan and Free-From recipe ideas!

 vegan chorizo meatballs

Ingredients

1 onion
3 cloves garlic
1 tbsp coconut oil
200g Bute Island vegan chorizo
2 tins kidney beans
1 ½ cup flour
Bunch fresh parsley
Salt & pepper to taste
Bute Island blue style (chopped into 0.5cm cubes)
Bute Island grated mozzarella style

 

Method

  • Peel the onion and chop it into small chunks, peel and crush the garlic, chop the chorizo into small pieces and rinse the kidney beans thoroughly.
  • Bring a non-stick pan to medium heat and melt the coconut oil, then add the onion chunks and garlic and fry until golden (approximately 5-8 minutes)
  • Add the chorizo pieces and lightly fry them for 3-5 minutes along with the onion and garlic.
  • Using a powerful food processor add the kidney beans, flour, parley, salt & pepper and the onion, garlic and chorizo pieces. Pulse until the ingredients turn into a thick paste.
  • Transfer the mixture into a large bowl and place in the fridge for approximately 1 hour before rolling the mixture into meatballs (adjust seasoning if needed).
  • Chop some of the Bute Island Blue Cheese into approximately 0.5cm cubes.
  • Using a small ice-cream scoop, begin forming the meatballs and place a piece of the Blue Style in the middle and push to go inside the meatballs (place the meatballs over greaseproof paper).
  • Place the meatballs back in the fridge for another hour to allow them for firm up before baking them.
  • Bake the meatballs for approximately 20-25 minutes at 200C, turning them over half way through.
  • Serve the meatballs with your favourite tomato Bolognese sauce and lots of Bute Island Vegan Mozarella.
  • You can enjoy the meatballs in a sandwich like I did or serve them with pasta.
Product used in this recipe:

vegan grated cheese - Grated Mozzarella Style Sheese    vegan Blue cheese Blocks     Vegan Smoked Gourmet Chorizo