Sweet Potato & Black Bean Vegetarian Meatballs

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Vegetarian Meatballs

Yield: 10 meatballs
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes


For meatballs
• 2 medium sweet potatoes, steamed and mashed
• 190g boiled black bean, blended until chunky
• 25g tapioca flour
• 2 tablespoons (30g) Biogreen O’Tigres Organic Black Bean Powder (Cane Sugar Free)
• 1 large egg
• 2 scoops (28g) Biogreen BG100 Organic Oat Bran Powder
Biogreen 84 Live Fine Sea Salt, to taste
Biogreen G Seasoning Powder, to taste
• Black pepper, to taste
• Cooking oil, for frying

For gravy
• 1 tablespoon Biogreen 100% Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
• 1 tablespoon chopped red onion
• 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
• 250ml Biogreen O’Tigres Organic Black Bean Powder Cane Sugar Free (reconstituted by mixing 2 heap tablespoons (30g) in 250ml filtered water)
• 1 tablespoon tapioca starch
• 1 teaspoon organic soy sauce
• ½ teaspoon Biogreen G Seasoning Powder
• Black pepper, to taste

Preparation Method:
1. In a mixing bowl, add all ingredients for meatball and use your hand to mix well.
2. Using your hand, roll the mixture into meatballs of equal sizes.
3. Heat oil in a pot and start frying the meatball under medium heat.
4. Remove the meatballs from frying after they turned golden brown and prepare for serving.

To make gravy
1. Heat oil in a pan, sitr-fry onion and garlic under medium high heat for a couple minutes.
2. Add O’Tigres Black Bean milk together with seasonings and let it cook for 5 minutes over medium heat.
3. Add tapioca starch near the end of cooking to thicken the sauce and cook for another 30 seconds before serving.

Health Tips:
 Craving for meatballs while trying to lose some weight? These mouth-watering vegetarian meatballs are here to save the day! Rich in plant-based protein, fibre and various micronutrients, these sweet potato black bean meatballs can satisfy your hungry tummy while providing great nutritional value at the same time!
 Biogreen O’Tigres Organic Black Bean Powder is a good source of anthocyanin, a type of antioxidant commonly found in black and dark purple colour foods such as blueberries and purple sweet potato. This powerful antioxidant serves to protect our cells from oxidative damage and plays a major role in maintaining our skin, eyes and heart health.
 While many avoid sweet potatoes simply due to their high carbs content, doing so is certainly a big mistake as sweet potatoes offer more than just simple carbs in your diet. They are high in fibre and resistant starch, which slows down food digestion, prolong satiety and promote good digestive tract health, not to mention their high beta-carotene content is one of the main nutrients for protecting eyes health.

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