Paleo Italian Meatballs

Author: Stacey and Matty   Date Posted:12 May 2017 

Italian Meatballs Food Recipe


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Well, here’s a better, probably the best, Italian Meatballs recipe. Aside from it’s delicious taste, it is Paleo. And you already know what that means. These are healthy and guilt-free meatballs.

The classic meatballs are made with beef and pork combined together with garlic, onions, salt and black pepper. It’s easy to make and quick enough for your starving tummies.


Prep time:  45 minutes | Serves: 4

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/4 cup Almond flour
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Sea salt
  • 1 1/2 lbs Ground beef
  • 1 Onion (finely chopped)


  • 4 slices bacon (diced)
  • 1 bunch Collard greens (stems removed and chopped)
  • 1 bunch Swiss chard (stems removed and chopped)
  • 1 cup Chicken broth (or water)
  • 2 tsp Apple cider vinegar



1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

2. Combine the beef, onion, garlic, almond flour, paprika, and salt in a large bowl. Using your hands, mix until just combined, being careful not to over mix.

3. Form into 2-inch meatballs and lay on a baking sheet. Brush with the olive oil and coat with the Italian seasoning. Bake for 20-30 minutes, until cooked through.

4. To make the greens, cook the bacon a large, deep skillet until it starts to brown. Add the greens and stir to coat in the fat.

5. Add the broth or water to cover the greens and turn down to low. Let the greens simmer for about 10 minutes over low heat until greens are tender. Serve the meatballs over the greens.


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