Tasty Paleo Meatballs

This basic Paleo meatballs recipe is the perfect replacement for any old non-Paleo friendly recipe you might have.

Paleo Meatballs

As you may already know, most of the recipes that you find today will make use of breadcrumbs and other non-Paleo ingredients to help bulk out the mixture. The truth is you actually don’t need any of these ingredients to be able to make a good meatball.

You will get less out of your mixture because we’re not bulking it out with floury products. I believe it is well worth the trade-off.

Our mixture comprises of ground beef, onion, garlic, egg, and some parsley. The mixture is pretty basic but certainly is delicious. Feel free to add some more herbs or slightly alter the recipe but keep in mind it’s a delicate balance of having a mixture that’s too wet or dry.

This Paleo meatball recipe also won’t be falling apart on you as you cook. Just the egg and the meat will be enough to keep these bound together. With a bit of seasoning, the meatballs will also taste absolutely amazing.

Ground Beef Meatballs

These meatballs are a basic recipe, and you will probably want to cook up a sauce or gravy to go with it. However, these are still great just by themselves! I ended up eating all of mine with some of the tasty Paleo ketchup I made.

There are plenty of other gluten-free or Paleo-friendly sauces that match perfectly with these meatballs. For example, a good marinara sauce goes amazing with them. 

If you want to see how to make these Paleo meatballs, then check out the video below that I have put together. I also have a full written recipe right underneath the video that should check out.

Paleo Meatballs Recipe

Prep time
15 Minutes
Cook time
10 Minutes
Total time
25 Minutes


  • 500g (17.5 oz) ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 Tbsp parsley, chopped
  • 2 tsp garlic, crushed


  1. Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix. The more you work the mixture, the better they will keep their shape and not fall apart.
  2. Roll into balls using about one tablespoon for each meatball.
  3. In a frying pan, place about one tablespoon of a Paleo-friendly fat such as coconut oil.
  4. Once the oil is hot, add the meatballs.
  5. Cook until well browned making sure you keep turning them.
  6. Serve & Enjoy.

Recipe Tips

  • You can cook these Paleo-friendly meatballs in the oven or a frying pan. Use the method that you feel more comfortable with using.
  • The oven method is typically a lot easier as you can just place in the oven and wait until it is cooked. Preheat the oven to 180°C or 350°F and place the balls onto an oven tray lined with baking paper and bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • If you need to bulk these out, you can try adding some almond flour to the mix. Keep in mind you may need to add some more egg if you end up adding too much almond flour. Adding too much almond flour will likely make the mixture go dry and crumbly.
  • The type of ground meat that you use is entirely up to you. This recipe will work fine with ground turkey, chicken, pork, and most other meats.
  • You can always freeze a big batch of these meatballs and use them later. However, I always prefer cooking from fresh if possible.

Nutritional Information

If you’re curious about the nutritional information for these tasty meatballs, then you can find everything you need to know below.

This information doesn’t take into account any extras that you might have with it, such as condiments or a marinara sauce.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 332g (11.71 oz)
Servings Per Recipe: 2
Amount Per Serving
Calories 523 Calories from Fat 161.1
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.9g 28%
Saturated Fat 6.6g 33%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 305mg 102%
Sodium 199mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 6.4g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1.3g 5%
Sugars 2.5g
Protein 79.5g 159%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

These meatballs go well with our simple ketchup recipe or any other of our other sauce or condiment recipes. You can also give them a go with some easy sweet potato fries.

The spicy meatballs are yet another paleo-friendly recipe that I highly recommend that you try out. The meat is packed with flavor, and the homemade tomato sauce has a lovely zing to it.

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