This Easy Meatball Recipe is Grain free and High in Omega 3s. I like anything that’s easy. If you don’t want to spend a lot of time on appetizers for your Superbowl party, check out this easy meatball recipe. I use a secret ingredient that works better than flour.
Would you like to know what it is? It’s flaxseed meal. It makes the best, most well formed meatballs that don’t crumble when you bite into it.
This is another Low Carb recipe from Healthy Family! The first time I ever made meatballs with flaxseed meal it was only an experiment. I had made my usual simple meatloaf recipe for moms and decided to make a few meatballs out of it. It worked well, and the kids certainly loved that easy meatball recipe, but they did not form nice firm balls that could hold together well. So I experimented a little more by reducing the eggs and adding more spices until coming up with this tastier version of my easy meatball recipe. If you are looking for meatballs you can serve with a toothpick on a Superbowl party appetizer platter, this is it. And the best part? It’s also gluten free. Be sure you grind up those onions nice and fine and you will be in meatball heaven with this recipe. Serve these with your favorite sauce or just as they are on their own.
Ingredients for our Easy Meatball Recipe:
1 ½-2 lbs of grass fed ground beef
1/2 tsp chopped garlic
NOTE: If you are following a low carb diet, make that homemade ketchup recipe with the honey and not the maple syrup! You can even substitute the honey with xyla, or another low carb sugar like stevia.
1/4 c ground flax seed
1/4 chopped onion
1 tsp salt
1 tsp white pepper
1 tsp basil
1 tsp oregano
Directions for our Easy Meatball Recipe:
For best results, let the meat thaw out in the refrigerator overnight the day before you make this easy meatball recipe. Place the egg and ketchup into a bowl and wisk until well blended. Add the spices– salt, white pepper (black is fine if you don’t have white), basil, and oregano. Give it a good stir. Add your flaxseed meal, onions and garlic next. The flaxseed meal is important to help the meatballs retain their nice shape, and they are heart healthy. It is a great binder and is loaded with those LDL lowering lignans as well as those heart healthy omega 3 fatty acids. You can substitute the flax for another gluten free grain but I have found the flaxseed meal to work the best for holding these babies together the way they should be. Your toothpick will thank you, and so will your heart and your cholesterol levels. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 30 minutes. Meatballs are done when they are brown throughout the center. (Bigger meatballs will take longer).