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Everyone needs a basic meatball recipe in their repertoire and this is a simple and delicious recipe is a keeper.
You can use these meatballs in a wide range of dishes, from spaghetti and other pasta dishes to meatball sandwiches and more! I like to make a big batch and eat them as snacks, or even saute them with some veggies for a fast breakfast.
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Basic Beef Meatballs
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- 1 pound grass-fed ground beef
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon parsley (dried or fresh)
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon blackening seasoning
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 – 3/4 cup gluten-free bread crumbs (or, you can replace the bread crumbs with 3-4 tablespoons of coconut flour)
- Coconut oil for frying
Place your ground beef, eggs garlic and spices in a large bowl and gently combine using a fork or your hands. Make sure to not overwork the beef in order to prevent it from becoming tough. Add the bread crumbs and lightly combine. Roll mixture into meatballs and let sit in the fridge for one hour. This will help the flavors combine and give you a richer tasting meatball.
Heat coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat until hot. Gently place the meatballs into the skillet, being careful to not get splattered with the hot oil. Also, make sure you don't overcrowd the pan – give the meatballs plenty of room for browning. Gently turn rotate te meatballs so that all sides are browned. If the meatballs are still a little rare in the middle, you can bake in the oven for a few minutes to finish cooking them.
These also freeze great, so it's always a great idea to make a large batch and freeze them in individual portions so you have them on hand for a quick and easy dinner.