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Vegan meatballs with gravy | gluten-free recipe

By on August 26, 2018 | Last updated November 9, 2018 This post may contain affiliate links.

Vegan meatballs with a hearty gravy!

I’ve made these meatless meatballs a couple of times now, always with some variations. Finally, I created a recipe which totally convinced me. And not only I love these vegan meatballs, but my boyfriend is also a big fan as well. They are spicy, hearty and satisfying. And the gravy is seriously the best gravy I’ve ever made! Both recipes are plant-based, gluten-free, nut-free, and easy to make. You most likely already have all the ingredients at home or can buy them in the next store!

Vegan meatballs with gravy | gluten-free recipe

Perfect for dinner or meal prep

These vegan meatballs are perfect for dinner but they are also great as a meal prep for lunch at work, uni or school.

What I love about these vegan meatballs, is, that they can be served with potatoes, rice, and pasta. I prefer since I love mashed potatoes a lot. But every combo tastes very delicious. You can get creative and eat them a couple of times per week but serve them differently every time which means that meals never get boring.

Vegan meatballs + gravy = perfect match

This hearty gravy is a perfect match for these vegan meatballs. They taste so good together and therefore I am sharing both recipes for you! You can store gravy leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 or 4 days.

Vegan meatballs with gravy | gluten-free recipe

Texture of these vegan meatballs

I love how the texture turned out. They do not fall apart but they aren’t gummy either. You have to give them a try, I am sure you will love them as well.

Should you recreate my recipe, please leave a comment below and don’t forget to tag me in your Instagram or Facebook post with and #elavegan because I love to see your recreations.

These vegan meatballs with a spicy gravy will make your mouth water. This gluten-free comfort meal is hearty, satisfying, and easy to make. Perfect for dinner and meal prep as well!

- One 15 oz can , drained and rinsed

Vegan meatballs with gravy | gluten-free recipe

- 2 tbsp ground chia seeds or flax seeds

- Spice mix: 1/2 tbsp onion powder, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp ground oregano, 1 tsp ground cumin, 1/2 tsp smoked paprika, 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes

- 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth or water

- 1/3 cup plant-based cream or canned coconut milk

- Ground spice mix: 3 tsp curry powder, 1 1/2 tsp onion powder, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp oregano, 1 tsp cumin, 1 tsp turmeric, 1/2 tsp nutmeg, 1/2 tsp smoked paprika, 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes, 1 tsp coconut sugar , sea salt and pepper to taste

Vegan meatballs with gravy | gluten-free recipe

- Preheat oven to 390 degrees F .

- Prepare or make your favorite pasta or rice .

- Put all ingredients to a food processor or blender and pulse a couple of times. Scrape down the sides and pulse again. Repeat for about one minute or until the mixture sticks together.

- Roll the mixture with your hands into balls. I used 1 tbsp per ball .

- Heat 2-3 tbsp oil in a pan/skillet and fry balls for about 6-8 minutes over medium heat. Shake the pan from time to time to fry the balls evenly from all sides.

Vegan meatballs with gravy | gluten-free recipe

- Transfer the balls to a baking sheet and bake in the oven for about 20 minutes.

- To make the gravy, simply add the tomato paste to a pan , pour in the plant-based cream and stir with a whisk to smooth out the tomato paste. Then slowly add the vegetable broth while stirring.

- Bring the sauce to a boil, add all other ingredients and let simmer over medium heat for about 10-12 minutes .

- In a small bowl mix cornstarch with a little bit of water and add it to the pan. The gravy will get a little bit thicker. Keep simmering for a further 2-3 minutes.

- Pour the gravy over the vegan meatballs and serve with either mashed potatoes, pasta or rice! Store leftovers of the gravy in a container in the fridge .

Vegan meatballs with gravy | gluten-free recipe

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Wow Ela, I’ve never had gravy before but looking at your pictures makes me crave it! Your vegan meatballs look very good as well, I love that your recipes are always very healthy ????

Thank you very much, Nolwenn! I hope you will give this recipe a try. Happy Sunday! ????

Ela, these ingredients are wonderful! Black beans, sunflower seeds, oats – they add such flavor and texture, well done!! Thanks so much for sharing your creative recipe❤️ Dee xx

Thank you for your sweet comment, Dee! Much love, Ela ❤️

Vegan meatballs with gravy | gluten-free recipe

leider wird das Rezept nicht ins deutsche übersetzt. Könntest du mir bitte die deutsche Version zusenden? Danke Yvonne

Hallo Yvonne, das Rezept wird bis morgen auch auf Deutsch verfügbar sein. Ich muss den Blogpost noch in Deutsch verfassen, was sehr viel Zeit in Anspruch nimmt und leider nicht automatisch geht. LG, Ela ????

Hallo, danke für die schnelle Rückmeldung.. Uhi..deine Rezepte sind super.. schmeckt auch den Nichtveganern der Familie.. ????????????Herzlichst Yvonne

This recipe definitely makes my mouth water!????

It looks so delicious! Will definitely give it a try.

Vegan meatballs with gravy | gluten-free recipe

Thank you, Bianca! I really hope you will like it as much as I do.

This meatballs are wonderful. DELICIOUS!!!

Thanks for your great feedback. ????

ELA , THESE MEAT BALLS WERE SIMPLY FANTASTIC!! Non-vegan family members were surprised and delighted. Thank you for your hard work

Yay, that’s awesome! So happy you liked them. Thanks for your great feedback! ????

Vegan meatballs with gravy | gluten-free recipe

Your meatballs were delicious! A mini muffin pan bakes meatballs beautifully all round, no need to shake the pan or turn over . And to thank you for sharing such wonderfully delicious recipes.

Thanks for sharing, Karen! That’s amazing. ????

Karen, coolol, so you skipped the frying altogether and just baked in muffin tins? Trying to figure out how to make these oil free.

Ela, These meatballs and gravy look and sound amazing. I’m definitely going to give them a try! xo Debra

Thank you very much, Debra! ????

Vegan meatballs with gravy | gluten-free recipe

I’m gonna try these today – wondering how strong the ginger flavour is in the gravy though? ???? Not sure my fam would like that – safe to just leave it out, Ela? ????

Hello Alina, yes, you can simply leave it out or use just a tiny bit. ????

Hi Ela can I use normal oats if I dont have instant oats?

Of course! That’s no problem at all. ????

HI Ela, how many cups of beans if I am soaking them and not using canned? Also, thanks so much for all of these beautiful recipes!

Vegan meatballs with gravy | gluten-free recipe

Hey Melissa, I am not sure, since I always cook a huge amount of dry beans to have some leftovers but I just asked Google and here is the reply:

One cup of dry beans = 3 cups cooked beans, drained

One 15-oz. can of beans = 1.75 cups cooked beans, drained

So I would suggest cooking a heaped 1/2 cup of dry beans for this recipe OR 1 1/4 cups dry beans to double the recipe.

Am busy with this recipe at the moment and can’t wait to eat. There’s too much for me though. Can I freeze the meatballs? At what point can I freeze them? Before or after frying/baking?

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