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Paleo Meatball Sub with Dry Garlic Rib Sauce

by May 17, 2017

Oven-baked paleo meatball recipe with homemade dry garlic rib sauce added before baking.

Eating Style:

Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Grain-free, Paleo, Soy-free, Sugar-free

Prep Time:

Serves:

6

Ingredients

Meatballs

  • 0.6kg extra-lean ground beef
  • 1 batch (125mL) of homemade dry garlic rib sauce, recipe below
  • ¼ cup almond flour
  • 1 small egg
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley

Sweet Potato Sub

  • 6 sweet potatoes, roasted whole in a 400F oven for 40-50 minutes depending on size
Sauce

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicon baking mat.
  2. Add meatball ingredients to a large bowl. Mash with your hands to combine.
  3. Pinch off a section of meat, about 1½ tablespoons, and roll between palms to form a ball. Place on the prepared baking sheet and repeat with remaining meat.
  4. This recipe will make 24 meatballs, 4 balls per serving.
  5. Bake meatballs in preheated oven for 20-22 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 165F. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly.
  6. Then, cut sweet potatoes in half, lengthwise, and sandwich 4 meatballs between each “sub”. Drizzle with BBQ sauce and serve.
  7. Add to bowl with meat and extra things. Mix.

Notes

Almond Flour: I tested this recipe without any flour or binder at all and it didn’t work. Something needs to be used to hold everything together. If you are NOT grain-free, you could use gluten-free breadcrumbs, quinoa flakes or perhaps oat bran. I have not tested these options. If you ARE grain-free, you could try finely-ground sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds.

Egg: I tested this recipe without eggs and it didn’t hold together as well as I would have liked. It still “worked” but was a bit sloppy.

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Calories:

393

Calories from Fat:

393

Total Fat:

7.7

Saturated Fat:

1.8 g

Cholesterol:

76 mg

Sodium:

878 mg

Carbs:

52.8 g

Dietary Fiber:

4.8 g

Net Carbs:

48 g

Sugars:

30.4 g

Protein:

24.9 g

HI! I’M LEANNE

Nutrition educator + keto enthusiast. I want to live in a world where every woman loves her body, nourishing fats are enjoyed at every meal, and the word “restriction” isn’t in the dictionary.

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