I love meatballs, and this is my version of spicy meatballs without added flour or sugar. The meatballs are tender and flavorful, and you can serve them plain as an appetizer, or over your favorite gluten-free pasta. Don’t be intimidated if you’ve never made meatballs before – they come together quickly and easily. If you don’t eat beef, ground turkey or chicken work equally well!
Paleo Jalapeño Meatballs
These flavorful Jalapeño Meatballs are delicious! They are totally grain free, gluten free, and perfect for a weeknight meal over gluten-free pasta or as an appetizer.
- 2 lbs grass-fed beef
- 1/4 cup minced jalapeños
- 1/4 cup minced red onion
- 4 cloves of minced garlic
- 1 tbsp coconut aminos
- 2 tbsp coconut flour
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
Preheat oven to 400F.
In a large bowl, combine all ingredients.
Shape the beef mixture into 1.5-2 inch balls and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake for 20 minutes, let cool for 5 minutes, then serve with your favorite sauce!
I love these meatballs over Banza pasta. It is gluten-free and made from chickpeas and quinoa flour (not paleo but a great alternative when you are craving pasta! I also love serving these meatballs with Raos Marinara sauce because the ingredients are minimal and there is no added sugar!