No Bread Meatballs (Swedish)

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These meatballs are so good, I can eat them without gravy straight from the oven. They remind me a lot of IKEA meatballs, but are so much better and healthier… Almond flour is used instead of bread crumbs to make them Paleo and Whole30 compliant. Topped with a creamy gravy, they’re great as a weeknight dinner over mashed potatoes or cauliflower rice, or alone as a quick appetizer.
No Bread Meatballs (Swedish)

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 onion (small, finely grated)
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 cup blanched almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • Gravy:
  • 2 tablespoons ghee
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon arrowroot starch
  • 1 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup coconut cream (I used thick part of canned coconut milk)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos
  • 1 teaspoon brown mustard (I used Spicy Brown Mustard)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • parsley (chopped, for serving)
Yield:
meatballs
Prep time:
15 minutes
Cook time:
25 minutes
Total time:
40 minutes
Yield: 17 meatballs | Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 25 minutes | Total time: 40 minutes

Notes

I prefer to use trigger release ice cream scoop to form meatballs so they’re the same in size for even cooking. 
 Also, these meatballs can be made in Cuisinart Air Fryer Toaster Oven (I set mine to 350F, because it runs hot).

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 380F (190C).
2. In a medium bowl, combine ground pork, finely grated onion, egg yolk, almond flour, garlic powder, nutmeg and allspice. Season with salt and pepper, mix.

3. Form the meat mixture into balls (I got 17 meatballs). Transfer them to a baking sheet (previously lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat) and bake in the preheated oven for 22-25 minutes.

4. Meanwhile, prepare the gravy. In a medium skillet, heat ghee, add arrowroot starch, constantly mixing to form a smooth paste. Then quickly add chicken broth. Add coconut cream, coconut aminos and brown mustard. Season with salt. Whisk well and simmer for a few minutes.

5. Serve meatballs over mashed potatoes or cauliflower rice, top with gravy.

Products I recommend for this recipe

Almond Flour

Almond Flour
Garlic Powder

Garlic Powder
Ghee

Ghee
Arrowroot Starch

Arrowroot Starch
Chicken Broth

Chicken Broth
Coconut Milk

Coconut Milk
Coconut Aminos

Coconut Aminos
Brown Mustard

Brown Mustard
Ground Allspice

Ground Allspice
Ground Nutmeg

Ground Nutmeg
Onion

Onion
Eggs

Eggs

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