So this is what happens when all my friends are doing a Paleo diet, but I am not. I make a paleo meal, but then at the last minute I decide to opt out of making a paleo-friendly dipping sauce (I didn't want my two year old eating raw eggs in the homemade mayo) and put the dreaded and highly illegal greek yogurt into my sauce instead. And I serve the meal with white rice, too. Yup. I am that person. But you know what, it was deeelicious. So delicious in fact, that the three of us ate every single one of the meatballs in one sitting. And Ladybug still asked for more. So yes, please make these! They are good! And the method of making the dipping sauce is up to you! And yes, there will be more pale-type dishes on the blog, I promise! And I'll even try to stick to the recipe, too.
Paleo Meatballs with Asian Dipping Sauce (The Paleo Mom)
My Not-Paleo Asian Dipping Sauce: (To see the real paleo dipping sauce please visit The Paleo Mom)
1/2 TBSP fish sauce
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp ground cloves
1/8 tsp ground fennel seed
2 TBSP apple cider vinegar
1 TBSP honey
1 TBSP mustard
3/4 cup plain greek your
To make the Dipping Sauce:
In a small saucepan, whisk together all the ingredients except for the yogurt and honey.
Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, reduce to low, and simmer for 5 minutes.
Add the honey and whisk until smooth.
Remove from heat and allow to sit until completely cool.
When cool, mix in the yogurt.
Cover and transfer to the fridge until ready to serve.
1 pound ground beef
1/2 cup pecans
1/2 yellow onion, finely chopped
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp fresh thyme, chopped
1/2 tsp dried sage,
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1 TBSP coconut oil or other cooking fat
Preheat oven to 400F.
Heat the coconut oil in a skillet over medium-high heat and saute the onion until soft and nicely browned. Let cool.
Grind the pecans in a food processor until the texture of course sand (don't over grind or you will make pecan butter).
In a large mixing bowl, mix together the ground beef, spices, and egg.
Form into 1" balls and place on a cookie sheet lined with foil. You should get about 20.
Bake the meatballs for 15-20 minutes, until cooly cooked.
Serve with the dipping sauce and Enjoy!