Aug 31, 2020 · Meatballs are versatile. Just about every global cuisine includes some kind of meatball. That's a world of flavor to explore. Meatballs are economical. You don't have to spend big bucks on prime cuts of meat to make meatballs. (You can even make meatless meatballs.) And with all the add-ins and binders that go into the making of a proper ... Chef John's Meatless Meatballs. Chef John's Meatless Meatballs . Rating: 4.68 stars. 552 . I made this recipe to celebrate Earth Day. Thanks to a thorough browning, mushrooms provide more than enough savoriness. The garlic, cheese, and parsley do the rest. What really blew me away was how close the texture was to actual meatballs.