I love meatballs (not a euphemism). They make a great snack or appetizer, are perfect for little hands so the whole family can eat them, are very versatile and can be made for almost any cuisine, and are easy to make. I also love my slow-cooker. I've been seeing this recipe pinned all over Pinterest, and I thought I'd try to change it up and make it Paleo. The resulting dish was delicious!
Paleo Slow-Cooker Italian Meatballs
-2 lbs ground pork (or 2 lbs Italian sausage and skip the seasoning blend next on the list)
-4 tablespoons Italian Sausage Seasoning (I used a recipe from Well-Fed by Melissa Joulwan, but you can make or buy your own spice blend)
-1/4 cup almond meal/flour
-1/4 cup almond milk
-1 onion, chopped
-1 jar marinara sauce (or a batch of homemade sauce)
1. Spray down the inside of your slow-cooker.
2. Cover bottom of dish with chopped onion.
3. Mix together pork, seasoning (or squish up your Italian sausage), almond meal, and almond milk with your hands.
4. Form meatballs by hand and place in crockpot (this will make more than one layer).*
5. Pour marinara sauce over the meatballs.
6. Cook on low 6-8 hours.
7. Serve meatballs over veggies or on their own (or over pasta if you aren't paleo).
*The easiest way I've found to make meatballs is to dampen your hands, measure out a level tablespoon of meat, and form it into a ball. If you're OCD like me, this makes your meatballs all uniform size.
Delicious, y'all. I made my own marinara sauce and even though it wasn't award-winning the meatballs made up for it.
Do you have a go-to meatball recipe?