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Paleo Italian-style meatballs

Posted at 12:47 PM, Jan 22, 2021

RICHMOND, Va. -- This classic Italian dish can be made paleo and gluten free. Health food blogger and author, Erika Schlick is here with her recipe for Paleo Italian-style Meatballs. For more delicious recipes, visit Erika’s website.



1 pound Ground Beef (Order grass-fed meat fromButcher Box orUS Wellness Meats (15% off first 2 orders) with code TRAILTOHEALTH)

1 egg, beaten

½ cup fresh oregano

¼ cup fresh basil

1 tablespoongarlic powder

1 tablespoononion powder

2 tablespoonstomato paste

1 teaspoonsalt


1 (18-ounce) jarcrushed tomatoes

1 cupcoconut milk

1 tablespoon fresh oregano

1 teaspoon fresh basil

1 teaspoongarlic powder

1 teaspoononion powder

1 teaspoonsalt

Fresh chopped parsley for garnish


1. Preheat oven to 350 F (177 C).

2. In alarge mixing bowl, combine the beef with the egg, garlic, onion basil, oregano, tomato paste, and salt until combined.

3. Form into 1-inch balls with ameatball maker or by hand and place in acast iron skillet. Bake until cooked through, about 20-25 minutes.

4. While the meatballs are cooking, place asauce pan over medium heat, and combine all ingredients except for the parsley and bring to a simmer for about 5-10 minutes.

5. Turn heat off and let it cool slightly. Blend sauce by using animmersion blender to thicken.

6. Place thecast iron skillet over medium heat and pour the sauce over and simmer for 3-5 minutes.

7. Serve over zoodles orgrain free pasta likeCappellos and top with fresh chopped parsley.