Who doesn’t love meatballs? My boys would eat meatballs everyday if I had the energy to roll the suckers that often. The beauty of meatballs is that you really cannot screw them up…too much. Toss in some spices, onion, garlic, maybe a hidden veggie and viola! Unfortunately, since going paleo and ditching the breadcrumbs, my meatballs had gotten a little hard and dry. Little did I know that the secret was to absolutely use PORK!
I never think to put pork in my meatballs, even though just about every.single.meatball.recipe.in.the.world says to use it. I would just use ground beef. But let me tell you…use the PORK! Who knew? (Not me).
I made these meatballs this week and they were THE best meatballs I’ve had since going Paleo.
2 lbs ground beef
2 lbs ground pork (I actually used breakfast sausage from Sprouts)
1 medium-large zucchini grated
1 medium onion finely chopped
2-3 cloves minced garlic
1/4 cup dijon mustard
Whatever other seasonings you want! I threw some Organic No-Salt seasoning in from Costco. You could even add some Italian Seasoning
Salt and Pepper to taste
Combine all of your ingredients in a large bowl and mix it up real good. I find using my bare hands is the easiest way to get it mixed well. Then roll out into 1.5 inch balls and place on cookie sheet. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 25 minutes.
The boys had their meatballs on some pasta with red sauce, I put mine on a bed of sauteed spinach and mushrooms. YUM
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