- 2 lb ground meat
- 1 lb pork belly
- 3 red onions
- 1 egg
- 1 cup nut meal (choose whichever you like best, e.g. almond, walnut, coconut)
- 3 cloves of garlic
- fresh parsley
- salt and pepper
- Balsamico vinegar
Monday, November 21, 2011
Meatballs are a dish which we make prettz regularely at home. They are easy to make, you can freeze them for a later time point and they are the perfect food for eating on the road. Every time I know that we have to eat in the car because our only alternatives are the reateaurants on the highway, I prepare a batch of meatballs before we leave. You can take a second container filled with salad and you'll have a perfect Paleo meal on the road.
Ingredients(for 2 hungry persons):
Preheat the oven to 390 degrees Fahrenheit. Peel and chop the onions. Cut the pork belly into small pieces. Heat some lard or coconut oil in a pan and roast the onions and the pork belly in it. Peel the garlic cloves and add it to the pan using a garlic press. When the onions are glassy and the pork belly crunchy, deglaze everything with Balsamico vinegar. Let it brew for about 5 minutes, then put the pan aside and let everything cool down.
Meanwhile you can mix he ground meat, egg, nut meal, parsley, salt and pepper in a bowl. Add the onion-pork belly-mixture. Form little meatballs out of the mixture. The bigger you make them, the longer they will need to stay in the oven.
Heat some lard or coconut oil in a pan and roast the meatballs from all sides. Put them in a form or on a roast afterwards. They need to bake in the oven for approximately 40 minutes.
They taste best together with a fresh mixed salad.