Game-Day Sweet & Sour Meatballs

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
20 min 45 min 36
Game-Day Sweet & Sour Meatballs
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908 gm Beef, ground, extra lean (or ground chicken or pork)
2 large egg Egg
2 onion(s) Sweet onion (small vidalia - about 1 cup minced)
1/4 cup Almond flour/meal, Bob's Red Mill (with the skins or 2 tbsp. coconut flour)
1 tbsp Sesame oil
1 1/2 tsp Ginger, ground
2 tsp Sea Salt
3 cup Tomato puree, canned (sauce)
3/4 cup Pineapple juice (sauce - unsweetened)
1/3 cup Honey, raw (sauce)
1/3 cup Coconut aminos, Coconut Secret (sauce)
1/4 cup Tomato paste, canned (sauce)
2 tbsp Apple cider vinegar (sauce)
2 tbsp Dijon mustard (sauce)
1 1/4 tsp Sea Salt (sauce)
1/2 tsp Ginger, ground (sauce)
1/2 tsp Onion powder (sauce)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Make the sauce first by combining all of the ingredients in a wide pot. Bring to a low boil then reduce the heat to medium-low and let it simmer uncovered for 45 minutes, until thickened.

Meanwhile, make the meatballs.

Place the onion in a food processor and pulse until finely minced.

Add the egg, almond meal, beef, oil, ginger, and sea salt. Pulse until fully combined.
Roll the mixture into small bite-sized meatballs.

Space them evenly on two rimmed baking sheets and bake for 12 minutes, turning once.

Once the sauce has thickened, transfer it and the meatballs to a slow cooker set to low. Cover until ready to enjoy.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 78
Calories from fat 18.4
Calories from saturated fat 4.7
Total Fat 2.0 g
Saturated Fat 0.5 g
Trans Fat 0.1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.1 g
Cholesterol 26.6 mg
Sodium 413 mg
Potassium 227 mg
Total Carbohydrate 8.7 g
Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
Sugars 6.4 g
Protein 6.5 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat 0.3
Vegetables 0.4

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