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Basil Mushroom Grass-fed Ground Beef Meatballs

Basil Mushroom Grass-fed Ground Beef Meatballs
Basil Mushroom Grass-fed Ground Beef Meatballs
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Servings: about 15 meatballs
Preparation Time: about 30 minutes

  • 1 pound grass-fed ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped finely
  • 1 clove garlic, minced or pressed through garlic press
  • small handful fresh basil, minced finely (about 1 tablespoon minced)
  • 1 teaspoon Himalayan salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil

Mix all ingredients together, except coconut oil. Form into meatballs.

Heat skillet and add coconut oil. Brown meatballs in coconut oil on medium-high heat.

Place browned meatballs in baking dish. Bake at 425° F for about 15 minutes, or until done.

Enjoy plain or serve with your favorite red sauce.

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Gluten Free Coconut Curry Turkey Meatballs

Gluten Free Coconut Curry Turkey Meatballs
Gluten Free Coconut Curry Turkey Meatballs
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Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 30 minutes

In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, almond flour, coconut flour and egg. Mix until well blended and form into 1″ meatballs.

Place meatballs on a lightly oiled baking sheet. Bake at 375° F for about 20 minutes or until cooked through.

Meanwhile, heat coconut oil in a large skillet. Add garlic and onions and sauté until soft. Add in coconut milk, curry, salt and pepper. Cook over low-medium heat for about 10 minutes. Add meatballs to curry sauce and top with cilantro.

Homemade Coconut Milk:

*For the freshest coconut milk make homemade coconut milk. (See video at this link.)

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Gluten Free Meatball Casserole

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Creamy Dairy Free Coconut Zucchini Soup
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Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 40 minutes

  • 1 pound ground beef, bison or turkey
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 spaghetti squash, cooked and strands removed
  • 2 cups collard greens
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 8 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 roma tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (or dairy-free), optional
  • 1 cup pasta sauce

In a large bowl, combine ground beef, fennel, coriander, basil and oregano. Mix and form into 1-2″ meat balls. Place meatballs in a large skillet with about 1 tablespoon coconut oil. Cook on each side for about 8-10 minutes or until cooked through.

Place spaghetti squash strands in a greased 9×9 baking dish. Mix in collard greens, spinach, ricotta cheese, onions and garlic. Top mixture with meatballs. Top meatballs with tomato slices and shredded cheese. Pour over pasta sauce.

Bake at 350° F for about 30 minutes.

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Grass-fed Sweet and Sour Meatballs

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Grass-fed Sweet and Sour Meatballs
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Servings: 8
Preparation Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Meatballs:

  • 3 pounds Tropical Traditions grass-fed ground meat (beef, bison)
  • 3/4 cup coconut pulp (leftover from making homemade coconut milk*)
  • 1 large organic carrot, finely shredded (about 1/3 cup)
  • 1 large organic egg
  • 1 tablespoon Vital Proteins Beef Gelatin
  • 3 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1/2 small onion, very finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon Himalayan Pink Salt

For frying meatballs:

Sauce:

Mix all meatball ingredients together in a large bowl with your hands. Form into golfball sized balls. Heat 3 medium pans on medium heat with 1 tablespoons cconut oil and 1 tablespoon palm shortening in each pan. Place 4-6 meatballs in each pan and fry till golden brown, flipping once. Finish cooking meatballs in batches until all are done. Place meatballs in crock or pot once finished cooking.

In a small saucepan combine all sauce ingredients and cook down until it forms a thickened sauce, about 10-15 minutes. Pour over meatballs. Add extra chopped pineapple or chopped green onions, if desired. Cook meatballs in sauce on low for 1 hour.

Serve.

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Swedish Meatballs with Turnip Mash

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Swedish Meatballs with Turnip Mash
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Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 40 minutes

Meatballs:

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground sage
  • 1 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground oregano
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil

Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons ghee or butter
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • dash nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups beef, chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 3/4 coconut milk*
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley

Garlic Mash:

  • 2 large turnips, peeled and diced
  • 1 tablespoon ghee or butter
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk*

In a mixing bowl, combine ingredients for meatballs. Form into 1″ balls and place in a skillet with 1 tablespoon coconut oil. Cook meatballs over medium heat for about 15 minutes, turning halfway through, or until cooked completely through. Remove meatballs from skillet.

Add ghee or butter and onion into skillet and cook for about 5 minutes. Add in salt, pepper, nutmeg and flour. Stir until mixture has thickened. Slowly add in broth and vinegar. Stir constantly until mixture starts to thicken. Add in coconut milk and parsley. Return meatballs to sauce.

While meatballs are cooking, add turnips to a medium saucepan and cover with water. Cover and bring to a boil and cook for about 10 minutes or until soft. Drain water from turnips. Add ghee, garlic, salt and coconut milk to turnips. Mash or blend together using a mixer.

Serve meatballs and sauce over mashed potatoes. Sprinkle with parsley.

*For the freshest coconut milk make homemade coconut milk. (See video at this link.)

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