Anti-inflammatory Meatballs

December 8, 2016

When you get a special request to make meatballs.. you make meatballs! 

 

This is a great recipe to add to your list of easy Pot Luck Dinner Meals for all your holiday parties that are (probably) happening this week!

 

 

 

I got this special request while walking through the freezer isle and getting asked very nicely, "can you eat any of these?" Eggs, breadcrumbs, ummm... no! Even the gluten-free varieties are on the no-go list! No worries, though, because I can create something that is allergy-free, better than the frozen ones, AND way healthier! 

 

What makes the meatballs so great? Well, apart from their deliciousness, they are chock-full of anti-inflammatory agents - garlic, ginger, turmeric, & omega-3's from the grass-fed beef.  

 

Directions: 

 

I used 1.5 pounds of grass-fed ground meat and it perfectly made 15 meatballs (enough to dinner and leftovers!) Mix ground meat in a medium-sized bowl with chopped garlic, ginger, turmeric, and sea salt. 

 

 

Once everything is sufficiently mixed, section the meat into 1 1/2 inch balls (or whatever size you feel is right!) and place in a oven-safe dish. Like I said, 1.5 pounds make 15 exactly for me.

 

 

 Bake at 350F for 30-35 minutes until cooked all the way through. 

 

 So, it is really just that easy! 

 

Ingredients: 

- 1.5 pounds grass-fed ground beef

- 5 garlic cloves, chopped

- 1/2 tsp turmeric

- 1/2 tsp ginger

- 1/4 tsp sea salt 

 

Directions: 

Mix ground meat in a medium-sized bowl with chopped garlic, ginger, turmeric, and sea salt. 

 

Once everything is sufficiently mixed, section the meat into 1 1/2 inch balls and place in an oven-safe dish.

 

Bake at 350F for 30-35 minutes until cooked all the way through. 

 

For AIP or Low-Carb pair it with sauteed spinach or spaghetti squash. 

 

I was feeling a little saucy (& lazy) and paired the meatballs with organic red lentil pasta and pasta sauce. P.S. red lentil pasta is awesome for those of you who can tolerate legumes!

For all my autoimmune paleo warriors out there, my new Autoimmune Paleo Protocol Crash Course is now LIVE! Part one of the crash course reviews autoimmune disease, how food affects it, and what foods to eat to keep the inflammation nice and low! 

 

 

Have a great weekend everyone! 

 

Aimee Paladino

The Functional RD

 

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