Swedish Meatballs

Posted by Danika Brysha on

ALL RECIPES ARE: WHOLE30 APPROVED AND PALEO-FRIENDLY; WE USE NO GRAINS, GLUTEN, DAIRY, SOY, REFINED OR ADDED SUGAR, OR ARTIFICIAL INGREDIENTS IN ANY OF OUR MEALS OR RECIPES. EVER. 
You've heard of Swedish Meatballs. Maybe you've tasted them. MAYBE you've made them. Maybe you're like me and you have no idea what makes them, well, Swedish.
Ah ha! Swedish Meatballs are typically soaked in milk and served with a creamy gravy, but here at Model Meals we don't get down with dairy so our creative food scientists (our chefs) put their heads down and knives up to create a Whole30-friendly and dairy-free rendition of this European favorite. 
      
Sauces and dressings are notorious for featuring hidden ingredients like flour, dairy, or sugar. But you don't have to sacrifice taste just to save your belly and health.
Our Swedish Meatballs are in a gravy base of grass-fed bone broth and unsweetened coconut milk. Roast some veggies or whip out your spiralizer because popping these babies back are good for mind, body, and soul.
   
Serves 4
*use organic ingredients whenever possible*
meatballs
2 pounds ground pork
2 pounds ground beef
1 1/2 TBSP crushed garlic
1/3 cup chopped onion
1 whisked egg
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp clove
1/2 tsp nutmeg
salt to taste
sauce
3 cups beef broth
1/3 cup full fat coconut milk (in the can)
1 TBSP onion powder
4 tsp tapioca flour
1 TBSP ghee
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 TBSP fresh parsley for garnish
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Combine all meatball ingredients in a large bowl. This is easiest if done with your hands. Use a 1 ounce cookie scoop or a round TBSP to measure out your meatballs. Roll each ball between your hands to make them perfectly round. Place them close together on a baking sheet. You should get somewhere between 24 and 32 meatballs depending on the size you make them. Bake them into the oven for 10 to 15 minutes.
While your meatballs are cooking, make your sauce. Combine all sauce ingredients in a pot over high heat on your stove. Whisk constantly until everything comes together smoothly. It may be easier to use an electric hand mixer or emulsion blender if your tapioca flour remains lumpy.
Distribute meatballs and sauce evenly into bowls and garnish with fresh parsley.

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