Meatless Meatballs! Vegetarian Garlic & Mushroom Meatballs

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calonstanni says:

“No animals were harmed” …what a stupid STUPID statement. The dairy and chicken industry is horrific. But a least HE doesn’t consider it “harm” so …yay for him. jerk.

Karl Keenan says:

why didn’t you add soy beans ?

Adrian_ Zombturtle says:

this would taste better with beef

Hernan Saez Reinoso says:

Y love them they are delicious whit a good old piece o beef

Bethany P says:

animals are harmed when you take their eggs and milk. i know no one wants to hear it. but it’s as bad as the meat industry. just telling truths. you can google it. i appreciate you trying to limit the amount of animal products…people need to know how to transition. don’t think i’m hating on you, i just want people to know the truth. <3

Dominic % says:

This is easy to make vegan, just use vegan parm, margarine, and egg substitute of your choosing, I used orgrans no egg – egg replacer!

Zamora Blake says:

I made these and they really are great! I also hate mushrooms but love these. Even my 7 year old loves these and doesn’t believe that they are mushroom. Hell yeah! Thanks for the recipe John.

Gauder says:

this looks incredible, thanks alot!

london jamyjam says:

depending on what vegetarian you are this recipe would be good for one of them eco vegetarian who use animal products but the traditional vegetarian wouldn’t use this or they would sub the egg and butter and cheese

vergina inaray says:

Can I use red onions instead of yellow onion?!

Meaghann Reece says:

These look sooo good

Clifford Bodine says:

Is there an ingredient that can be substituted for the mushrooms?

Joanne Nugent says:

For crying out loud,should have known someone would moan about it because,shock,horror,it contains cheese and egg. Chef John,they look amazing and I am definitely going to try them out.

texcobb84 says:

They aren’t meatballs if they are meatless

Soorya Townley says:

Jesus Christ, why don’t you make it Vegan? You are a genius of food so make it animal-free. Please…

Chloe Weir says:

I don’t know how you keep your mushrooms so white…might are quite dark, so they didn’t brown so much as blacken.

Jahmaica The Baker says:

These are delicious!! Just made them and they taste better than meaty meatballs. I fried them instead of baking and only left them in the refrigerator for about 10 mins instead of 4 hours and they were still easy to roll

phil pat says:

butter, cheese, and egg are not vegan

Trace Absence says:

I’m a vegan so I think you’ve created something very healthy here, sens eggs, butter, cheese and oil. but they can be replaced. Don’t mean to criticize.

Shanez Veganess TM says:

What do you think about chick pea flour instead of oats & breadcrumbs? Also maybe I could use chick peas or kidney beans for replacing the eggs do you think they would work? Egg is meat so technically they aren’t meatless meatballs unless I replace them you see 🙂 I’m looking forward to making a vegan version 🙂

Mike Ordonez says:

just made these meatless meatballs with Chef John’s mushroom gravy recipe. New meatless dinner option. Thinking about a meatless meatloaf or Salisbury steaks besides the original option in a pasta ragu. They are very tasty right out the oven so perhaps burgers too! Thanks Chef John!

Ophelia Fernando says:

can we add other veggies too? like grated carrot and cauliflower ?

katrina crisel says:

“in fact quite the contrary” hahaha you live in the old days..ignorance is bliss eh?

parismatch says:

I’ve always found that guys prefer it if I give the balls a little roll.

assassintwinat8 says:

Most Parmesan isn’t vegetarian. If you really want it completely veg and not just meat free, try looking for “vegetable rennet” or “microbial rennet” on the label. Normal rennet in traditional Parmesan comes from calf stomachs.

Romina Micallef says:

No it’s not true sorry cause their nature produce them there are no harming

Srividya K says:

was looking fr a vegetarian recipe..n voila! it contains eggs

suk jin ji says:

Hi, Chef John! I wanna do this on my birthday (which is in 2 weeks). Can I substitute mushroom with chick peas? Like in your falafel recipe? Do I saute the ground chick peas too before forming into balls then baking? Thank you, sir. =)

The Wanderer says:

Vegan meatball recipe.

1. cardboard
2. sadness

Romina Micallef says:

I like your recipes I always try them and I never failed they come out good

Shan Anoop says:

Chef JOhn, What would be a good substitute for eggs. Can apple cause be used instead of eggs. What do you suggest.

David Jones says:

Dry regono urbs

Presley Marinna Williams says:

I plan on making this with an egg substitute and no parm. I’m vegetarian. Thanks for this!

HeadphonesLady says:

So many people are angry at this guy personally. For all they know, the eggs and dairy could have come from lovingly hand raised pets that live in the lap of luxury. But no – let’s just all assume the ingredients came from the few horrific factory farms that abuse the animals and are illegal in most areas. Because, you know, that suits your little agenda more!

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