This basic paleo meatballs recipe is the perfect replacement for any old non-paleo friendly recipe you might have.
As you may already know, most of the recipes find today will make use of breadcrumbs and other non-paleo ingredients to help bulk out the mix. 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 mix because we’re not bulking it out with floury products. However, I believe it is well worth the trade-off.
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.
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 just eating all of mine with some of the tasty paleo ketchup I made!
If you want to see how these paleo meatballs, then check out the video below I have put together.
Paleo Meatballs Recipe
- 500g (17 ½ oz.) ground beef
- 1 egg
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 Tbsp. parsley, chopped
- 2 tsp. garlic, crushed
- salt & pepper
- Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix together. The more you work the mixture, the better they will keep their shape and not fall apart.
- Make into meatballs, I use about 1 Tbsp. measurement for each meatball.
- In a frying pan, place about 1 Tbsp. of a paleo friendly fat such as coconut oil.
- Once the oil is hot, add the meatballs.
- Cook until well browned making sure you keep turning them.
- Serve & Enjoy
- You can cook these paleo 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 meatballs onto an oven tray 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 otherwise you will find that the mixture will go dry and crumbly.
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.
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.
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