Paleo Ground Beef Meatball Recipe

These Paleo Ground Beef Meatballs and Mushroom Sauce are delicious over mashed potatoes or over a bed of cauliflower rice. Browning ground beef meatballs seals in the natural juices and produces very flavorful meatballs. They are finished by simmering in the yummy paleo mushroom sauce. AND they are Whole 30 compliant!
Paleo Ground Beef Meatball Recipe


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 cup blanched almond flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 mushroom (finely chopped)
  • 4 teaspoons tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons coconut aminos
  • 1 teaspoon brown mustard
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Sauce:
  • 1 onion (medium, finely chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms (chopped)
  • 1 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon coconut aminos
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot starch
Prep time:
10 minutes
Cook time:
30 minutes
Total time:
40 minutes
Yield: 4 servings | Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 30 minutes | Total time: 40 minutes


1. In a large bowl, mix together ground beef, almond flour, egg, mushroom, tomato paste, coconut aminos, brown mustard, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper.

2. Form the mixture into balls (about 1 1/2 inch each). Heat olive oil in a skilet over medium-high heat.
3. Brown the meatballs on all sides than transfer to a plate (they will finish cooking in a later step).

4. Prepare the sauce. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook for about 7 minutes (until translucent). Add garlic and cook for another minute.

5. Add mushrooms, coconut aminos and half of the chicken broth. Stir.
6. Mix the rest of the broth with arrowroot starch, add to the skillet and stir.

7. Add meatballs to the sauce, cover and cook for about 10 minutes, until cooked through. Serve topped with sauce.


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