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Bacon Meatballs

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-2lbs Ground Beef (Grass Fed preferred)
-1lb Ground Pork (Grass Fed preferred)
-1 pack (usually ~12 ounces of uncured nitrate free bacon, Trader Joes has awesome Apple wood smoked uncured bacon)
-3 eggs from your local farmers market (not one of the 1/2 Billion eggs just recalled…)
-1 jar roasted red peppers, diced up
-1 Vidalia onion diced up and drained of any juice
-4 cloves of garlic diced up
-1/4 cup parmesan cheese if you want (not paleo)
-2 teaspoons oregano (dried) or 1 Tablespoon fresh)
-2 teaspoon dried basil or 1 Tablespoon fresh (more if you like basil 2 Tablespoons fresh for me)
- 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- salt to taste (kosher)
- roughly a teaspoon as the bacon brings some of the salt
-almond meal – use some if your mixture is to moist

Get out the food processor and grind up the bacon until it is the consistency of ground beef. (I use the food processor for the onion and garlic since it is already dirty anyway…) Mix everything together and roll into your favorite sized meatballs. I like to pan fry them up in some coconut oil and finish them in the over. Serve over some spaghetti squash (check it out here with your favorite tomato sauce, salad with a balsamic vinagrette and glass of wine. Nice dessert – some fresh blueberries drizzled with almond butter.

No, it doesn’t make to much – make the whole batch and put them on a cookie sheet covered with foil and freeze them individually – then put them in a freezer bag for a rainy day – you can also use the mix for Bacon Hamburgers…

Want to add some zing to the meatballs – chop up some chipotles and mix them in for Chipotle Bacon Meatballs – unreal!!!

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Discussion

  1. Jesse R.  October 24, 2011

    made these for house guests last night…definitely needed some almond meal to make them ‘ball-like’ instead of like meaty hershey’s kisses. makes a ton of meatballs! Still, our new favorite meatball recipe,thanks.

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