I told you guys I'd be making some more recipes from this Asian-inspired Paleo blog! This recipe did not disappoint either. There are five ingredients to chop and dice, so I went ahead and used the food processor to help me out. Like the recipe notes below, just hit the pulse button a few times when using the food processor, so you are not left with a watery mess. Next comes forming the meatballs, which is always the longest step for me since I typically triple recipes to get enough food. The recipe as-is below will get you 18 two-inch sized meatballs though, so if that is all you need then forming meatballs should be a breeze. I did not use the muffin tin technique as described below, but that is because I had a lot more meatballs to bake then I did muffin tins. I thought using a baking sheet was just the same anyways, and I still turned the meatballs over as the directions instructed. These meatballs had a ton of flavor and were absolutely delicious paired with butternut squash noodles. I personally just heated some frozen plain Butternut Squash noodles with some coconut oil and garlic, until warm. Even if you would typically not pair with butternut squash, I totally recommend giving it a try this time. It was a nice sweet flavor with the meatballs and really brought the meal together since there was not any sauce. I also boiled some Sweet Potato Glass Noodles to get some more carbs with the meal, but you can easily throw in any additional noodle or rice that you want with this. If you have the patience to do some dicing and form the meatballs, then this is definitely a recipe worth trying. This one was a big hit this week!
Paleo Asian Meatballs with Butternut squash and Sweet Potato Glass Noodles
* If you find it difficult to form meatballs without them falling apart, you can either add a bit more sesame oil or arrowroot flour/powder.
** To make the meatballs ahead, complete the entire cooking process, let cool, and store them in glass and air-tight containers. Be sure to drizzle over some meatball juice before sending them to the freezer.
Original recipe found here
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