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Easy Paleo Baked Meatballs

Easy Paleo Baked Meatballs

Baked meatballs recipe and content provided by Sheridan Austin

Baked meatballs make the perfect option for busy weeknights and meal prep. Not only do they take only a few minutes to prepare, you can easily double the batch and use the leftovers for a powerful protein source throughout the week.

Related: Paleo Keto Hamburger Salad

If you meal prep your baked meatballs, simply allow them to cool, seal in an airtight container, and freeze. Thaw in the fridge and reheat gently in your oven, or add them directly to your favorite sauce to warm. This way, they stay recipe-ready for grain-free noodles, your favorite pasta sauces, and even lettuce wraps.

Serve baked meatballs with creamy cauliflower alfredo, chimichurri sauce, or quick zucchini noodles for a totally filling, low-carb, and paleo-friendly meal.

With flavor from garlic and fresh herbs, this recipe for baked meatballs stays totally paleo, keto, and Whole30-friendly -- all with minutes of prep.

Easy Paleo Baked Meatballs

Start to Finish: 30 minutes (10 minutes active)

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 pounds pastured ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons grass-fed ghee
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh rosemary, roughly chopped
  • Optional: One teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place all meatballs ingredients into a mixing bowl, and use your hands to mix everything together until well-combined.
  3. Line a baking tray with parchment and roll the mixture into little balls, using roughly just over a tablespoon of mixture per meatball.
  4. When all meatballs are rolled and placed on the parchment, bake for 20 minutes or until cooked through.
  5. Serve warm, or allow to cool and seal in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.

Serves: 3

Nutritional Information (Per Serving):

  • Calories: 474
  • Total Fat: 21.7g
  • Sodium: 911mg
  • Total Carbs: 5.6g
  • Fiber: 2.5g
  • Sugars: 0.8g
  • Net Carbs: 3.1g
  • Protein: 61.3g
  • Cholesterol: 201mg
  • Potassium: 892mg
  • Vitamin D: 0mcg
  • Calcium: 74mg
  • Iron: 39mg

Note on ingredients: Garlic and onions in the suspect category of the Bulletproof Diet, because they inhibit alpha brain waves and could affect your mood – and depending on where you get them, could be moldy. For that reason, it’s not recommended that you eat garlic or onions often. Black pepper is a suspect spice on the Bulletproof Diet, and highly susceptible to performance-robbing mold toxins. To reduce your risk, omit pepper or grind it fresh using high-quality whole peppercorns.

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