Spicy Pork Meatballs and Sesame Noodles: Paleo and Whole30

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes


For the Meatballs:

  • 1 pound ground pork (I used Pederson’s no sugar added ground pork)
  • 3/4 cup diced white or yellow onion (about 1/2 onion)
  • 1/2 sweet chili pepper, diced, or a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons coconut aminos (or soy sauce if not strictly Paleo)
  • 2 tablespoons almond meal
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger

For the sweet potato noodles and cabbage:

  • 23 sweet potatoes, peeled and spiralized
  • 1 cup thickly shredded purple cabbage
  • 1 cup thickly shredded green cabbage

For the Sauce:

  • 3 tablespoons spicy sesame oil or toasted sesame oil
  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoons coconut aminos or soy sauce if not strictly Paleo
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar (could use coconut vinegar as a substitution)
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1/2 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

To Garnish:

  • *Optional-
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint
  • 2 green onions, diced
  • The other 1/2 of the sweet chili pepper, sliced
  • A handful of sesame seeds
  • Chopped nuts (cashews or almonds work great)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Lightly oil baking sheet
  3. Combine all meatball ingredients into a large bowl
  4. Mix well and roll into medium sized meatballs, roughly yielding 12 balls
  5. Evenly space them on baking sheet and place into oven
  6. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until no longer pink
  7. While meatballs are in the oven, mix the sauce ingredients together in a small bowl and set aside
  8. Place sweet potato noodles in a large skillet over medium-high heat and cook for 2 minutes
  9. Add sauce and mix in with the noodles
  10. Cook for 5 minutes or until softened, stirring occasionally
  11. Remove noodles from pan, keeping the extra sauce left in the pan
  12. Add cabbage and stir to coat with remaining sauce
  13. Sauté cabbage until softened, about 5 minutes
  14. By this time, your meatballs should be finished
  15. Add everything to a bowl, along with the fresh herbs and toppings
  16. If you have extra sauce remaining in the pan after noodles and cabbage is cooked, just pour that over your bowl!
  17. (or bowls, if meal prepping!)

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