Last week I posted these Easy Paleo Meatballs on my social media account and got a ton of questions, from recipe requests to “what makes them Paleo?”
I suppose a Paleo meatball recipe, or really any meatball recipe, isn’t necessarily the most challenging culinary feat, but that is precisely why I like these Easy Paleo Meatballs. That and the fact that they are absolutely freakin’ delicious. I worked on several versions with different flour alternatives quite a few times before finally getting a combination that worked perfectly. As far as what makes them Paleo, simply the ingredients and the coconut oil used to fry them in.
Easy Paleo Meatballs
- 1 pound ground beef (minced beef) - grass-fed
- 1 medium egg
- 1 small green onions (scallions or green shallots) - or 1/2 small onion
- ¼ cup sun-dried tomatoes - chopped
- ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground fennel - optional
- 1 ½ teaspoon ground black pepper - or smokey pepper flakes, or whatever seasoning you wish
- In a medium bowl, add beef, dry seasoning, onions, tomatoes and begin mixing.
- Add egg, and continue to mix until it’s well integrated with the meat, you can beat the egg separately if you wish, but honestly, it doesn’t change the recipe.
- Add half of the arrowroot powder, and work it into the mix for a minute or two. Add the rest and continue mixing until you no longer have any powder in the meat.
- Using your hands, roll the meat into balls of the desired size.
- In a large frying pan over medium heat, add enough coconut oil to coat the pan. Add meatballs, and cook until all sides are golden brown, turning occasionally.
- Serve as you wish.