Pork & Beef Meatballs in Sauce

Posted on Dec 4 2014 - 1:15pm by Marianne

Note-you must cook a double batch, as these disappeared remarkably fast, didn’t even get left overs. Kids devoured them!

Pork and Beef Meatballs in Sauce
Serves 4
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Cook Time
1 hr 20 min
Cook Time
1 hr 20 min
  1. 350g (3/4 Lbs) of organic pork mince
  2. 150g (1/3 Lbs) of grass fed beef mince
  3. 1 small carrot
  4. 1 small onion
  5. 1/2 garlic clove
  6. 1/2 zucchini
  7. 1 cup of spinach leaves
  8. 1 tender celery stalk
  9. Plenty of parsley
  10. 1 egg
  11. 2 Tbls organic diced tomatoes in can (sugar-free)
  12. 1/4 cup of almond meal mixed with 2 Tbls water to make a thick paste.
  13. Sea salt
  14. Pepper
  1. 750mls of Tomato Passata. (Sugar free)
  2. 1/2 cup of organic diced tomatoes in can (sugar-free)
  3. Ghee
  4. sea salt
  5. Nutmeg
  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees (392F)
  2. In a hand blender I added the carrot, onion, garlic, spinach, zucchini, celery and parsley and pulsed it to chop up all ingredients finely.
  3. In a saucepan heat the ghee and add a 1/4 cup of the blended vegetables and sauté. Once softened add the diced tomatoes, tomato passata, nutmeg and salt. Stir and bring to a simmer then turn heat on low and simmer. Add a little water if it thickens fast.
  4. Add the pork, beef, egg, remaining blended vegetables, diced tomatoes, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Mix altogether with your hands then add the almond meal mixture.
  5. Roll mince into meatballs with hands and lay on a foil lined tray bake them for 10 min in a 200 degrees (392f) oven to keep their shape. Don't overcook them. As soon as you see the pink disappearing remove them.
  6. Add the partially cooked meatballs to the simmering sauce. Bring heat to low and cover. Stir once in a while and cook for 1 hour, sauce should thicken and meatballs will be coated in sauce.
  7. You should end up with tender moist meatballs in a very tasty sauce.
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Marianne found success with Paleo eating when she did a Whole 30 challenge with her husband in 2014. She hit her goal weight and improved her health and wellbeing. Marianne started giving Paleo makeovers to many of her families' traditional recipes and decided to share it with everyone on her Gusto Paleo blog.

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