Vegan Swedish Meatballs in gravy in a white dish with a white and black speckled plate underneath

Vegan Swedish Meatballs

Packed with protein and flavor, these Vegan Swedish Meatballs sit in a delicious, creamy gravy that is dairy-free and vegan.

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Vegan Swedish Meatballs in gravy in a white dish with a white and black speckled plate underneath
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Vegan Swedish Meatballs

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Swedish
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 430kcal
Author: Gina Fontana

Ingredients

For the meatballs:

  • 5 ounces (142 g) baby portabella mushrooms
  • 1 (15-ounce/425-gram) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15-ounces/425-gram) can cooked lentils
  • ½ cup (58 g) diced red onion
  • 4 tablespoons (55 g) tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) gluten-free vegan Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ cup (50 g) vegan Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup (30 g) flaxseed meal
  • ¼ cup (24 g) almond flour
  • ¼ cup (35 g) cassava flour
  • ½ teaspoon (1.5 g) garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon (6 g) kosher or fine sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon (1.2 g) freshly ground black pepper

For the gravy:

  • 4 ounces (115 g) sliced mushrooms
  • 4 tablespoons (60 g) coconut butter/plant-based butter
  • 3 tablespoons (22.8 g) cassava flour
  • 1 ½ cups (355 mL) vegetable broth
  • 1 cup (237 mL) plant-based milk
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) coconut cream
  • teaspoons (7.5 mL) Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) grape jelly
  • ½ teaspoon (3 g) kosher or fine sea salt
  • Pinch freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon (0.75 g) garlic powder
  • teaspoon (0.375 g) onion powder

For serving:

  • Fresh microgreens , optional
  • Fresh parsley , optional
  • Mashed potatoes or noodles

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Wash and de-stem the baby portabella mushrooms, then place them into a food processor/blender and pulse until they are diced (not blended). Empty them into a large bowl along with the drained and rinsed black beans and lentils. Add the diced red onion to the bowl. With your hands, mash the lentils and black beans until they are no longer whole, but not too mushy. Add the tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, Parmesan cheese, flaxseed meal, almond flour, cassava flour, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Using a spoon, stir to combine.
  • Spoon a heaping tablespoon of the meatball mixture and gently roll between your hands to form a ball. Place onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and repeat. Bake for 30 minutes, flip them, and then bake an additional 10 minutes.
  • While the meatballs bake, make the gravy. In a large skillet, add a little olive oil and sauté the mushrooms for about 5 minutes, tossing occasionally. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
  • In the same skillet over medium heat, add the coconut butter and quickly after whisk in the flour and vegetable broth. (If using coconut butter, note that it browns very quickly, so have the flour and broth measured and ready.)
  • Whisking continuously, slowly add in the plant milk, coconut cream, Dijon mustard, jelly, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Increase the heat to high, whisking frequently until it starts to bubble and thicken, then turn the heat down to low. Add the mushrooms to the gravy and then let the gravy simmer until the meatballs are ready.
  • Remove the meatballs from the oven and add to the skillet with the sauce, gently toss to coat with the gravy, then serve the Swedish meatballs over mashed potatoes or noodles with extra gravy. Garnish with fresh microgreens and parsley, if desired.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Swedish Meatballs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 430 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 1705mg71%
Potassium 705mg20%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 9g36%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 771IU15%
Vitamin C 13mg16%
Calcium 331mg33%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Simply Gluten Free are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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