It was Superbowl Sunday and my husband wanted meatballs. It’s become a tradition in our house to make meatballs for the biggest football game of the year. The funny thing this year though is…we didn’t even watch the game!
These meatballs are inspired by my mom’s awesome recipe and can be put together quickly, fried up, and mixed into any meal. Slice them thin, cover with mozzarella cheese, and tomato sauce for Meatball Parmesan; add them into tomato sauce or pesto and serve with sprouted flour pasta; or make beef gravy and serve over soaked rice. This is one of my hubby’s favorite recipes, I hope it becomes one of yours too!
Italian Style Grain-Free Meatballs
1 pound grass-fed beef
1 small organic onion, diced
2-3 cloves of organic garlic, diced
1 tablespoon organic Italian seasoning
1/4 to 1/2 cup almond meal/flour
sea salt & pepper
2 tablespoons lacto-fermented ketchup (optional)
1 tablespoon coconut oil (where to buy coconut oil)
1. Combine all ingredients in a big bowl (my favorite bowls!). Using your hands is best to get everything mixed together well, be sure to avoid over mixing (this will make the meat tough). Form into balls.
2. While mixing the ingredients, heat a pan with the coconut oil over medium heat. Place meatballs in the pan once oil is melted. Cover with a lid to “steam” the meatballs (this keeps them from getting dry). Flip meatballs every once and while until they are golden brown on all sides. Let cook uncovered for about 5 minutes to crisp them on up!
3. Add to your favorite sauce and enjoy!