Grain Free Meatballs: Grated veggies are the perfect alternative to breadcrumbs!
Perfect for the freezer, this makes a lot of meatballs!
4poundsground beefor other ground meat- I used 1 lb turkey, 2 lbs lamb, 1 pound beef - purchase grassfed meats here
1teaspoonsea salt - find organic herbs and spices here
1/2teaspoonfreshly ground black pepper - find organic herbs and spices here
2-6tablespoonsbacon drippings or other animal fat
Using a food processor or grater, grate the carrot, onion, and zucchini. Mix in with the meat, adding in salt and pepper. Form into balls (you can do this right in the same bowl you mixed the meat in to save dishes).
In a large skillet over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon bacon drippings or other animal fat like butter or tallow. Add meatballs in a single layer, with a little space between each meatball (amount will depend on size of pan). Fry, turning every couple minutes, for 10-15 minutes or until browned on the outside (they will continue cooking inside when reheated). Remove to a plate to cool.
Alternatively, place on a single layer on a baking sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes, or until inside is no longer pink.
Recipe by Cara Comini of Health Home and Happiness. Visit us at healthomeandhappiness.com