Spaghetti Squash with Black Bean Meatballs
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Spaghetti Squash with Black Bean Meatballs

Spaghetti Squash with Black Bean Meatballs is an easy to prepare tasty dinner that is loaded with tasty whole food ingredients.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 5 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 12 meatballs
Author: Stephanie

Ingredients

  • 1 medium spaghetti squash
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 box/can black beans 11-14 ounces
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 1/2 cups gluten free oats old fashioned
  • 1 medium beet peeled and cut into small pieces
  • 1 tbsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tbsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp. Bragg Aminos*
  • 1 24 ounce jar of your favorite pasta sauce**

Instructions

  • For Spaghetti Squash.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Slice squash in half lengthwise and scoop out seeds.
  • Place squash flesh side down on large baking sheet with small amount of water on bottom of pan.
  • Bake in preheated oven 30-40 minutes until can easily be pierced with a fork.
  • Remove from oven, flip over and allow to cool about 10 minutes.
  • With a fork remove spaghetti like strands from squash and place in large bowl. Add salt & pepper to taste and olive oil and combine. Set aside.
  • For the Meatballs:
  • Increase oven temperature to 400 degrees.
  • Meanwhile add black beans, onion, garlic, and oats to food processor and pulse until smooth consistency.
  • Then add beet, paprika, salt, black pepper, tomato paste, mustard, & bragg aminos.
  • Pulse another minute until smooth.
  • Shape into equal size meatballs and place on large baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Cook 15 minutes, remove from oven and turn around and cook another 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and place meatballs in large pot on stove top with pasta sauce. Heat until warm.
  • Serve over spaghetti squash***

Notes

* can use soy sauce in place of Braggs Aminos(which is a natural soy sauce alternative)
**can make homemade sauce or use your favorite jarred sauce
***the meatballs can be served on a sandwich, rice or however you prefer