Paleo Pumpkin Pie

Greek Style Meatballs

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The egg in the recipe will help bind; no breadcrumbs or oats or other grains to hold the meatballs together. They’ll come out a little denser than regular meatballs, but that’s why they’re so good over vegetables instead of a huge heavy plate of pasta!

Serve these meatballs with a salad of baby greens and a squeeze of lemon for a meal, or with some roasted root vegetables.

Greek-Style Meatballs Recipe

ServingsSERVES: 4Preparation timePREP: 20 min.Cooking timeCOOK: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ lbs. ground beef or lamb;
  • 1 egg, beaten;
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced;
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley. minced;
  • 2 tbsp. tomato paste;
  • 1 tbsp. dried oregano;
  • 1 tsp. dried mint;
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper;

Preparation

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 F.
  2. In a bowl, combine the ground meat, egg, parsley, garlic, tomato paste, oregano, mint, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Mix with your hands until everything is well combined.
  4. Form the mixture into equally-sized meatballs using your hands or an ice cream scoop.
  5. Place the meatballs on a baking sheet and cook in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes.

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