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.
- 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.
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
Sauces for AIP Meatballs
While these are delicious without sauce, I know people love sauce with their meatballs. Here are a few options:
- Tomatoless Pasta Sauce
- Make an AIP Gravy
- Use KC Naturals Ketchup or BBQ Sauce
- Nightshade Free BBQ Sauce
- Pineapple Bacon BBQ Sauce
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.
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!
AIP Beef Meatballs (Paleo, GF, Whole 30)
- 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.
*This recipe has been revamped. If you liked the original one, you can find it here.