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Vegan Eggplant Meatballs

These Vegan Eggplant Meatballs are amazing meatless meatballs, made with roasted eggplant, mushrooms and cooked bulgur. Served with pasta and tomato sauce.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 3 Portions
Author Klaraslife


  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 180 g mushrooms finely chopped
  • 450 g eggplant finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Worcester sauce
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp of liquid smoke
  • 200 g bulgur cooked
  • 2 tbsp breadcrumbs

Quick and easy tomato sauce

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove finely chopped
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 500 ml Passata from the bottle or you can use this recipe
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • fresh basil
  • optional: chilli flakes
  • Spaghetti for 2 or 3 persons


vegan eggplant meatballs

  • Heat the oil in a large pan and fry the onions.
  • Add mushrooms and fry until crispy brown.
  • Mix eggplant cubes, salt, pepper and saut√© for 15 minutes until brown.
  • Alternatively, you can fry the aubergine cubes in the oven with a little oil crispy.
  • Only by the vigorous frying get the eggplant their spicy taste. And that is exactly what we want.
  • Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees celcius.
  • Deglaze with balsamic, Worcester sauce and liquid smoke. Stir and add together with the yeast flakes in the Food Processor and mix shortly.
  • Put everything in a bowl and mix with the bulgur and breadcrumbs.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Let the eggplant balls cool for 10 minutes and then form balls from them. Put on a baking sheet and drizzle with a little olive oil.
  • Bake the balls for 20 minutes.

Quick and easy tomato sauce

  • Fry the onions and garlic in oil. Until it smells delicious.
  • Salt, pepper and passata.
  • Let simmer for 20 minutes. Who likes to refine the sauce with a few chili flakes.¬†Cook the spaghetti according to the package instructions al dente. Add some pasta water to the tomato sauce, add the pasta and mix. Serve on plates and serve with the aubergine balls and fresh basil.

Greetings from Klaraslife kitchen.


    • you can use also smoke salt instead of liquid smoke. But have an eye on it with the amount of salt if you are use it.