Easy AIP Beef Meatballs (Paleo, GF, Whole 30)

Easy AIP Beef Meatballs (Paleo, GF, Whole 30)

If you’re in search of a quick easy AIP meatball recipe, you’re in the right place. This recipe is ready in about 30 minutes and works as a versatile component for a bunch of different meal options. 

Ingredients for AIP Meatballs

  • Ground Beef-  Go with about 10-15% fat content for the beef if possible. If you’d like to use beef with a lower fat content, just watch them closely to prevent them from drying out.

Grass-fed beef is preferable- Butcher Box is a great option for grass-fed/grass-finished beef.

  • Arrowroot Starch- Tapioca flour is fine too. Just using a little bit helps to retain moisture. I used 90% lean ground beef for this recipe- if you use something that's higher in fat, it may be worth using an extra 1-2 tsp of arrowroot starch or just use a broiler pan so the fat can drain off.
  • Onions- Yellow or white onions work well. Onions provide flavor and moisture.
  • Onion Powder
  • Garlic Powder
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Sea Salt
  • Full-Fat Coconut Milk - You don't have to use coconut milk; use whatever nondairy milk works best for you- basically just something to add a little moisture. As far as coconut milk goes, I like Thai Kitchen 2 Simple Ingredient coconut milk because it has no guar gum and the consistency is always smooth and predictable. It's a bit thinner than full-fat coconut milk but I use it for everything. Plus I LOVE that it has an easy pour spout. I keep a case of this stuff on Amazon subscribe and save, so I get 6 cartons every month. 

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Broiler Pan vs Baking Sheet vs Glass Dish

I have cooked these on both a broiler pan and a cookie sheet. I found that they were a little juicer when cooking on the cookie sheet but retained less grease when cooked on the broiler pan. Either of these methods works fine. I haven’t tried using a glass dish yet but I assume this would work well too.

How to Serve

These can be eaten with zucchini noodles, sweet potato glass noodles, cassava spaghetti noodles, or even eaten solo with a salad or some roasted veggies.  

Sauces for AIP Meatballs

While these are delicious without sauce, I know people love sauce with their meatballs. Here are a few options:

How to Store Meatballs

These will stay fresh in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 4 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months. 

Conclusion

I hope you enjoyed this recipe. If you made it, leave a comment below and let me know what you thought. I'd love to hear from you!

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AIP Beef Meatballs (Paleo, GF, Whole 30)

Arika | FoodCourage
This juicy AIP meatball recipe is delicious and ready in about 30 minutes.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6 servings
Calories 205 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a large bowl, combine the ingredients and mix with a spoon or use gloves and mix with your hands.
  • Roll the meat mixture into small meatballs (about 1" in diameter) and place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet or broiler pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes. The internal temperature should reach at least 160 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Serve hot.

Notes

This recipe makes about 30 1" meatballs. 
I used 90% lean ground beef. If you're using a higher fat content beef, it may be a good idea to add an extra 1-2 tsp of arrowroot starch or 1-2 tsp less coconut milk to accommodate the extra moisture. Alternatively, you can just a broiler pan so the fat drains off. 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
AIP Beef Meatballs (Paleo, GF, Whole 30)
Serving Size
 
5 meatballs
Amount per Serving
Calories
205
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
16
g
25
%
Saturated Fat
 
6
g
38
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
7
g
Cholesterol
 
54
mg
18
%
Sodium
 
439
mg
19
%
Potassium
 
223
mg
6
%
Carbohydrates
 
2
g
1
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
1
g
1
%
Protein
 
13
g
26
%
Vitamin A
 
6
IU
0
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
22
mg
2
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword beef, meatballs
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