Paleo and AIP recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Easy Paleo Meatballs

(Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Read more about them here.)

I’m a pasta loving girl. I love eating it and I love making it! And making AIP Meatballs is just part of the party. I even attempted making gnocchi a long time ago during my pre-Paleo days. Squishing mashed potatoes with flour and then making little potato shaped pastas. So fun. I’m pretty sure that was a cook until 2 in the morning kind of night. Needless to say, there’s no comfort food quite like a good pasta.

Unless it’s a good Paleo pasta with meatballs.

paleo aip meatballs

Now we’re talking.

I struggled for a long time to find any kind of meatball recipe that wouldn’t fall apart without adding bread crumbs. I tried every Paleo flour with absolutely no fantastic results. Arrowroot made everything really chewy, and almond didn’t hold it together. Eggs made the meatballs too eggy and I finally gave up and just cooked ground beef with my favorite Italian herbs.

But I came across a happy accident one day: if you season your meatballs with garlic granules, it adds just enough of a flour substance and holds together very nicely because the granules absorb liquid from the meat. At least that’s what I think is happening!

And it makes the meatball taste fantastic.

I pan fry my meat balls, but you are welcome to bake yours! They hold up both ways.

paleo aip meatball

Perfect Paleo AIP Meatballs

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 tbs garlic granules or powder
  • 10-12 fresh basil leaves chopped (or 1 tbs dried basil)

Directions:

  1. Preheat a frying pan/skillet to medium high heat.
  2. Place all ingredients into a large mixing bowl and use hands to mix in herbs.
  3. Shape raw meat into balls (approximately 1-2 inches in diameter) and place into pan.
  4. Cover frying pan with a lid and let cook for about 5-6 minutes before rotating sides and cooking another 5-6 minutes.
  5. Make sure your meat is thoroughly cooked on all sides at this point. Increase cooking time if necessary.
  6. Remove from heat and serve as an appetizer or with pasta!

Easy Paleo Meatballs
Author: 
Recipe type: Main
 
Ingredients
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 tbs garlic granules or powder
  • 10-12 fresh basil leaves chopped (or 1 tbs dried basil)
Instructions
  1. Preheat a frying pan/skillet to medium high heat.
  2. Place all ingredients into a large mixing bowl and use hands to mix in herbs.
  3. Shape raw meat into balls (approximately 1-2 inches in diameter) and place into pan.
  4. Cover frying pan with a lid and let cook for about 5-6 minutes before rotating sides and cooking another 5-6 minutes.
  5. Make sure your meat is thoroughly cooked on all sides at this point. Increase cooking time if necessary.
  6. Remove from heat and serve as an appetizer or with pasta!

 

Share...Share on FacebookShare on Google+Pin on PinterestEmail this to someonePrint this page


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Rate this recipe: