Paleo Swedish Meatballs


Submitted by: Annie Mello

Servings: 6

1/2 cup of almond flour
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
3/4 lb ground beef
3/4 lb ground pork
1 small red onion (grated or very finely chopped)
1 egg
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
2 cloves of garlic
1 tablespoon parsley , dried
1/4 teaspoon pepper (freshly ground black)
2 tablespoons of grass-fed butter

2 cups low sodium beef broth
1 tablespoons almond flour
1 tablespoon of coconut flour
1/8 cup coconut milk
1/8 cup of unsweetened almond milk
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper (freshly ground black)
1/4 cup fresh parsley

Instructions: 1
In a large bowl combine meats, almond flour, almond milk, egg, spices, and onion. Mix with hands until ingredients are combined throughout. Take a glass of cold water dip your hand in the water (so meatballs won’t stick), and roll into small golf ball sized balls.
Heat butter and oil in a large skillet or saute pan over medium-high heat. Add the meatballs leave a small space between the meatballs so they don’t stick together, and gently brown on all sides, about 10 minutes. Place them on a heated baking pan in a low oven to keep warm.
For the gravy, add 1 cup of broth to a medium skillet with, let it simmer for 5 minutes while scraping the bottom of the skillet with a spatula. Strain the gravy into a clean saucepan and add the remaining 1 cup of stock. In a small bowl, mix the flour with 1/8 cup of cold water until smooth. Whisk flour mixture into warm gravy, and let simmer, whisking constantly to prevent lumps, until thickened slightly, about 3-5 minutes. Add the coconut and almond milk and season with salt and pepper.
To serve, arrange the meatballs on a serving platter, pour hot gravy over them, and garnish with parsley.

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  1. Meagan
    December 18, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    This looks good. I would use whole milk from grass-fed cows instead of almond milk.

  2. paleo diet
    March 9, 2012 at 3:57 am

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  3. Holly
    April 19, 2012 at 6:16 am

    can anyone tell me what I can substitute for almond flour…I have a child who is allergic to tree nuts….any ideas would be helpful…thx

  4. Christine
    January 9, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    This picture is stolen from!

    • Robb Wolf
      January 9, 2013 at 4:25 pm

      thanks christine. These are all outside submissions, so not from our folks. I deleted the photo.

  5. Steve
    February 25, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    There seems to be something missing from the first sentence of Step 3 (after the word “with”).

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