Friday, August 15, 2014

Easy Paleo Meatballs

There's probably a great recipe somewhere for meatballs that I haven't yet come across. This one I made up on the fly, and the boys actually liked it. Since everyone is moving in different directions these days, making these ahead of time and keeping them warm in a slow cooker means the boys can eat a decent dinner when their schedules allow, (without resorting to a can of spaghetti-o's.)

  • 1 lb grass-fed ground beef
  • 1/2 head cauliflower, pulsed in a food processor to a coarse rice-like texture 
  • one egg
  • 1 small onion, diced 
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 heaping tablespoons of italian seasoning (basil, oregano, rosemary)
Combine all of the ingredients until they are well mixed and form the mixture into meatballs. Gently brown in a heated skillet with a few tablespoons of olive oil.

In a saucepot, heat tomato sauce or seasoned diced tomatoes over a low heat, and add meatballs to continue cooking in sauce for about an hour. (Another option is to place the meatballs in a slow cooker with sauce and cook on low for a few hours.)

Serve the meatballs over spaghetti squash (if you're paleo) or regular pasta (if you're a kid), or just eat them with sauce. Easy.