It snowed in Seattle last weekend! Which is unusual, and causes great celebration, at least among me and my people. I love the snow since we never get it and it shuts down everything and its so pretty and quiet!
We were checking out at the grocery store when a checker walked by and said, ” There’s a blizzard out there”. My eyes lit up like a kid on Christmas morning. But it was just beginning and we made it home to put together these delicious pork meatballs. This recipe is grain free and paleo friendly and delicious with a fun combo of spices, all or most you have on hand.
Ancho Apple Pork Meatballs!
Yield 4 serving + leftovers
A delicious and new flavor combo for meatballs!
- 2 1/4 lb ground pork
- 1 medium yellow onion diced
- 1 apple peeled and shredded – we used golden delicious
- 1/4 cup red wine (optional- can sub with water or broth)
- 1 green onion
- 3 TBS fat of choice – we used coconut oil
- 1/3 cup chopped Italian parsley
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ancho chili powder ( if you like it hot, you can increase this)
- 1/2 tsp red chili powder ( if you like it hot, you can increase this)
- 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/4 tsp cumin
- Preheat oven to 350 Degrees
- Mix all ingredients, but the pork, in a large mixing bowl.
- Add the pork to the bowl and gently mix. Avoid mixing too much – over mixing will produce a tougher result.
- In a rimmed baking pan add for fat of choice. I use coconut oil and put my pan on my burner for a second to melt it. Then I swirl it around to coat the bottom. See the picture below. You can use any type of pan you have- you just need something with a rim. You can use more than one if you have small dishes. I would rotate them half was through cooking if they were on different racks in your over.
- Form meatballs and start placing them in the pan. Place them close together, just touching to keep them moist. I used two cake pans, since that is what I had available.
- Bake at 350 degrees for about 35 min or until they are 160 degrees internally.
- Remove from oven and serve!
Store any extras in a airtight container in the fridge or if storing longer than a week, the freezer. I’m sure you will enjoy these paleo meatballs, made with all real food, of course!
Enjoy these pork meatballs anytime, any weather!