WHOLE30 BAKED ITALIAN MEATBALLS
(WHOLE30, GRAIN FREE, GLUTEN FREE, DAIRY FREE, PALEO)
These Whole30 Baked Italian Meatballs are comfort food at its best. Ground beef is mixed with eggs and almond flour and then a unique and delicious blend of spices for a flavor combination that is so hearty. Cooking with spices and seasonings is one of my favorite ways to add a ton of flavor to a recipe. Not only are these spices Whole30 compliant (free from grains, gluten, dairy and sugar) but they are incredibly rich and flavorful. Oregano also has many health benefits: it supports a healthy immune & respiratory system while also supporting a healthy digestive system. I pan seared the meatballs to give them some extra flavor before topping them with marinara sauce and baking them. I highly recommend these for your next family dinner!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 60 minutes
Course: Lunch, Dinner
Servings: 8 servings
2 pounds ground beef (turkey would also work)
1/2 cup almond flour
2 TBL OregaWild seasoning (a blend of oregano, onion, and garlic powder)
Pinch black pepper
32 ounces Whole30 marinara sauce
Basil, for garnish
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a mixing bowl, combine ground beef, almond flour, eggs and seasoning. Mixture should be somewhat moist. If it’s too wet, feel free to add more almond flour one tablespoon at a time.
Form meatballs using hands or ice cream scoop. Add meatballs to a skillet over medium heat.
Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, flipping once.
Transfer meatballs (discard excess fat in pan) to a casserole dish. Top meatballs with marinara sauce.
Bake 35-40 minutes. Marinara sauce will be very bubbly.