Red (Beet) Paleo Meatballs

Red meat balls - prep

So I haven’t updated this blog in a while but not because I wasn’t cooking! Check my Instagram account (linked above) to see just how much. But I haven’t had time to actually sit down, download images and write recipes. So here goes…. for the past 2 days I haven’t been very hungry and found myself eating my usual breakfast of eggs and then around 3:30 or 4 pm having a piece of fruit… but today I knew I needed to cook (poor hubby had to go to work today without home made food and buy himself a salad!) and I had ground meat waiting in the fridge. I had absolutely no idea what I was going to make but…. I decided on paleo meatballs and I decided on adding grated beets to the meat… why? like I said – no idea. I just thought it would work. And boy did it work…. 

Long story short – YUM! 

Red (Beet) Paleo Meatballs
Serves 8
Meat balls with grated beets, herbs, cooked with veggies. Paleo and LCHF friendly. Grain free, gluten free.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
25 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
25 min
The meat mixture
  1. 250 g ground pork
  2. 250 g ground beef
  3. 0.5 cup chopped parsley
  4. 0.5 cup chopped dill
  5. 4-5 garlic cloves, minced
  6. 1 large beetroot, grated or minced
  7. Atlantic seal salt
  8. Ground black pepper
  9. Ground nutmeg
For the vegetables base
  1. 1 medium sized cauliflower head
  2. 1 medium sized butternut squash
  3. 2 large onions
  4. 6 mini potatoes (or 4 large ones)
  5. Atlantic sea salt
  6. Ground black pepper
Meat balls
  1. Chop or mince garlic with beetroot in food processor. Add the beet and garlic to the meat and the chopped herbs, season with salt, pepper and nutmeg and mix well.
Vegetable base
  1. In a large pot add the cauliflower, butternut squash and 2 onions - all diced into rather large chunks. Add olive oil (a hefty amount), salt and pepper and saute. Add 2 glasses of water and bring to a boil.
  2. Form meat balls and add to the pot, do not mix as the they will fall apart. Cover the pot and let them simmer for a bit, then add potatoes cut into halves or quarters (depending on the size).
  3. Cook until potatoes are done.
  4. Finish off by adding some butter or more olive oil.
Notes
  1. For kosher recipe replace the pork with more beef and skip the butter 🙂
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This is what the dish looks like after it’s done, the sauce (you may have to add water as you go along) is almost completely absorbed and you end up with thick “stew” like consistency.
This is a quick and easy paleo dish that I think even kids will love, it’s easy to pack in a box and take to work. I love working with ground meat as it is so versatile.
Bon Apetit!

Red (beet) Meat Balls

Elinor Cohen

Elinor Cohen, a.k.a Donut. I love to cook and bake since I was a child and recently discovered my passion for healthy cooking. I'll show you that cooking healthy can be fast, easy and delicious!

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