Grass-fed Sweet and Sour Meatballs
photo by recipe author


Servings: 8
Preparation Time: 1 hour 20 minutes


  • 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:


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.


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