Making Meatballs, Making Meatballs

Published 05/09/2012

YES… I have been a slacker for this past month and have not posted anything!  Lately Ryan has been cooking most meals and when I do make a meal it’s probably boring or something that you have seen before!  So I figured I would make it up to everyone by posting one of the most delicious meatballs recipes I know!

What you will need….

1 pound pork

1 pound bison (or you can use lamb)

1 pound beef

3 cloves garlic

1 medium onion (chopped fine)

3 eggs

¼ stick butter

Salt, pepper, basil, parsley and oregano (usually about 1 tsp each)

¼ cup BACON FAT (give or take)

As far as the meat goes, if you cannot find bison or pork or lamb you can use all beef. Just make sure whatever you use is from your local farm or grassfed. Once you are ready to go mix everything but the bacon fat together in a large bowl.  Melt the bacon fat in a large skillet on medium high heat. Make small round balls from the meat mix , place in the skillet, and occassionaly roll them around so they are browned but not cooked all the way through. Once they’re browned up place them in the gravy!


Note: it’s not sauce because it’s made from scratch.  RI rule of thumb – if it’s made from scratch or is served at your grandmother’s house then it’s called gravy!

1 tablespoon Olive oil

1 med onion (chopped fine)

3 cloves garlic

¼ tsp of all the spices from above

¼ stick butter

(sautee the garlic and onions in the butter/oil mixture in a large pot for 5-10 minutes or until onions are translucent)

1 jar while peeled tomatoes (28 ounces)

1 jar tomato sauce (15 ounces)

1 jar tomato paste

I like to take the gravy recipe and double it so this way I have extra to freeze!

If you would like to add some more meat flavor to your gravy you can cook some sausage and pork in the same pan that you cooked the meatballs. Then add this to the grazy and let it all float together for most of the day! Then once its time for dinner one would have to think…. What the heck do I serve with meatballs that is primal and is going to fulfill my need for pasta!?!?! Spaghetti squash! It’s a great primal option for pasta and provides a nice crunch to the meal!  Drink some vino and enjoy!


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