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Easy Grain-Free Meatballs – Keto-Friendly Real Food

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A real-food dinner shouldn’t be stressful or time consuming.

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There are plenty of days when I need an easy recipe that pleases a crowd, nourishes the soul, and keeps all the bellies full. That is why I adore these easy grain-free meatballs! They are so much quicker than meatloaf and a lot more versatile! This recipe yields 30 (!) 2-ounce meatballs, perfect for dinner and packable snackable lunches.  Serve them alongside a simple steamed veggie with Homemade Probiotic Mayonnaise, with my Low-Carb Garlic Butter Cabbage Noodles, or on top of a beautiful bowl of Sourdough Pasta.

A plate of meatballs with asparagus.

This same recipe will alternatively make 60 (!!!) 1-ounce meatballs that are perfect as finger food for feeding partygoers. Serve them with everyone’s favorite sauce, Extra Creamy Low-Carb Ranch Dressing.

Perfectly browned meatballs hot from the oven.

These keto friendly meatballs are the perfect quick and easy real food dinner.

Easy Grain-Free Meatballs

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

A classic beef and pork meatball without the bread crumbs! This low-carb version is sure to please everyone in the family or at the party.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon fennel seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili flakes, double for medium heat, triple for spicy!
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic granules or 1 tablespoon fresh minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F with the rack in the upper third.
  2. In a large bowl combine all the ingredients and mix them well using your hands.
  3. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Use a 1-ounce or 2-ounce scoop to portion the meatballs onto the baking sheet.
  4. Once all the meat mixture is portioned, use your hands to roll each scoop into a nice ball. Position the meatballs on the baking sheet so they are not touching.
  5. Bake the meatballs for 10 minutes.
  6. Turn the oven to high broil and broil the meatballs an additional 5 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. If you are making 1-ounce meatballs watch them closely to make sure they don't overcook!
  8. Serve the meatballs hot or add them to marinara or other sauce for service.

Notes

These meatballs can and should be made with the addition of nutrient-dense organ meats. Meatballs made with organ meat usually have 10% ground beef liver and 10% ground beef heart in addition to the ground muscle meats. A mixture of up to 25% pastured offal by weight is optional and encouraged!

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