We currently are in the middle of a snow storm here in Denver, so around the time of 2 foot of snow and counting, I did what I love best; new recipes!
I loved my mom’s spaghetti and meatballs but I wanted to do a healthier, lower carb, more paleo approach to this recipe.
Both my husband and the baby went for second helpings; so I’m guessing this one is really a winner!
Alysha’s Paleo Meatballs
What you’ll need to prep:
- Large mixing bowl
- Large baking sheet covered with tin foil
- Measuring cups
What ingredients you’ll need:
- 1 pound ground beef. (I use humanely raised, hormone free beef from E3 Meat Co.) www.e3meatco.com
- 1 egg
- 2 tbs. onion powder, 1 tbs salt, 1 dash cumin powder, 1 tbs pepper
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- Virgin coconut oil (for baking sheet)
How to make it:
Combine spices together and place in a large mixing bowl.
Add 1/2 cup of almond flour to spices.
Add egg to mixing bowl and stir vigorously.
Add ground beef to mixture and knead heavily with hands until entire bowl is evenly mixed.
On a pre-foiled baking sheet, add a light layer of coconut oil to the sheet. Then grab palm sized amount of beef and begin rolling it into a small ball keeping fingers close together.
In a pre-heated oven at 400 degrees, place meatballs and pan in the oven for 18-22 minutes. Let meatballs sit for 1-2 minutes before serving
I added a vegetable medley and a cup of brown rice/quinoa medley to my protein. And for my friends not strict paleo; a little pesto sauce on top is a great addition! (Shown here)