The other day I shared my recipe for my Paleo Sweet Chilli Sauce, a great dipping sauce made with all paleo compliant ingredients. Well, here is the recipe that I served it with when I was asked along to a ‘bring-a-plate’ night with friends.
These paleo asian baked meatballs are quick and easy to make, and use common fresh ingredients in most paleo homes. The flavour is subtle and not over powering, so the kids can enjoy them too.
500 gm grass-fed beef mince
1 chilli, seeds removed
1 large or 2 small cloves garlic
10 gm ginger
3 Tbs coconut aminos (or tamari)
2 Tbs coconut sugar
2-3 drops sesame oil
2 spring onions, sliced
Pre-heat over to 190 degrees and line a large baking tray.
Place the chilli, garlic, and ginger into the Thermomix and chop on speed 5, for 5 seconds. Repeat a couple of times to make sure the fragrant’s are finely chopped. You can hand mince these if you prefer them finer.
Add the beef and mix on reverse, speed 3, for 5 seconds.
Add all other ingredients (except for the spring onions) and mix through well on reverse, speed 2, for 10 seconds.
Then, add the spring onions to the TM bowl and stir for a further 8 seconds on reverse.
Take a heaped tablespoon of mixture and roll into ball/meatball shapes. Place onto the lined baking tray.
Bake for 20 minutes.
Serve straight away with my paleo sweet chilli sauce.
I love ‘bring-a-plate’ parties. When you make the change to a paleo lifestyle, parties or dinner with friends can just feel all a little too hard. You have to answer 100 questions if you aren’t eating whats dished up, or you might face judgement if your friends aren’t aware of your choices. By being able to bring a dish or two along you can be reassured that there is always something suitable for you. If you find some other dishes that are paleo compliant, great, you get a little more variety to choose from. The only problem you may face is when your dish tastes so good everyone else eats it on you.
A great recipe for so many reasons. This dish will probably become a regular this summer for all those get-togethers with family and friends.