The Best Paleo Classic Meatball Recipe (and the Secret Ingredient You Need to be Using)

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 hours
  • Yield: 4-6 1x


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup almond meal (almond flour can be a substitute)
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh flat leaf parsley, finely minced
  • 1/4 cup beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoon Vital Proteins Gelatin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add ground meats, eggs and broth. Prior to mixing, add gelatin to the bowl directly into the liquid from the egg and/or broth
  3. Let gelatin bloom (leave it alone) for 3-5 minutes
  4. Line a large baking sheet with tin foil and set aside
  5. Add in all of the remaining ingredients and spices to the bowl
  6. Stir gently with your hands just until the mixture is combined, ensuring not to over-mix
  7. Roll into 1 and 1/2 inch meatballs (about two finger’s width)
  8. Line them on the baking sheet with a bit of room between them
  9. Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 30 minutes, or until meat is thoroughly cooked (time can slightly vary from oven to oven)
  10. Remove from oven, and enjoy!
  11. Optional: place under the broiler for 1-2 minutes to get a crispier outer layer!

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