Are you trying to eat clean? Trying to get rid of the extra pounds you gained during the holidays? A lot of people go on a Paleo diet in crossfit. I’m a firm believer it will drive you nuts, and might lose some friends because your “hangry!” Hence why, I’m not on this diet! But, I do like to incorporate some of the diets in my “no sugar, soy, gluten” diet. So I found this recipe on “Once a month meals.” I was trying to take advantage of the crockpot again since, I’m so obsessed with this pot!
So are you ready to ball it up?
1.5 lbs of gound beef or turkey
2/3 chopped onion
1/2 “grated” carrots
4 teaspoons of minced Garlic (1st)
1/4 cup of Almond Flour (got mine at TJ’s)
1 teaspoon of Oregano
1 teaspoon of sea salt
2 cups of diced tomato
3/4 cups of tomato paste (you can find one at TJ’s with no sugar)
1/2 cups chop Basil (fresh)
5 teaspoons of minced Garlic (2nd)
First, you’ll need a large bowl, put the eggs, onions, carrots, garlic (1st), almond flour, oregano, salt, and mix it all together. Next add your meat, and mix again till it’s fully ready to scoop. You might want to use some plastic gloves for this part. Depending on how big you want your meatballs, you’ll scoop it up and roll it up like a ball with your hands. Once done, use a nonstick flat pan or use a baking sheet to place your meatball into the oven for 350. For beef set your minutes to 20-25, and turkey 25-30 (depending how well your oven works). You’ll know when your meatballs are done because they will be nice, and brown.
Second, your going to be making your sauce. In another bowl, mix tomato, basil, garlic (#2), with your tomato paste. Set your crock pot to a low, and once your meatballs are done, go ahead and pop them in your crockpot. Lastly, you will pour the tomato sauce into your crock pot for 2 hrs at high, and the last 3hrs on low. If you have about 5-6 hours, you can set your crock pot at a low the entire time, and come back after. Once the time is up, you’ll be ready to serve, and maybe have some for later.
Do you have another way of making meatballs? Let me know, and share! Because, sharing is caring.
Until next time!