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Paleo Meatballs, A Protein for Spaghetti

These Paleo Meatballs are made with grass fed ground beef, onions, and our Paleo Breadcrumbs and are perfect over Paleo Spaghetti. But if you’re looking for the versatility of this recipe, you can also try these with Paleo Teriyaki or Paleo Cocktail Meatballs…yep, this whoooole post is like a shameless plug for other recipes, right?! But hey, they just go so well with so many of our other recipes, I just can’t resist giving some good ideas!

Sometimes, we get questions from our reach that concerns the types of food that we cook. We get a lot of “well, cavemen wouldn’t eat Paleo Vanilla Flan” and “cavemen wouldn’t eat Paleo Chicken Pot Pie”, and so today, I will share with you how we think about it.

No matter what stage you are in your Paleo journey, I think we all look for ways to mimic the foods we are familiar with eating. Not because we need those foods to survive, but because we create memories, a culture, based on the foods that we eat and the foods that we share with others. That is why we cook the foods that we cook for our site. We create foods that we feel an emotional bond with, so that others like us can enjoy those foods and still live a Paleo lifestyle. We also like to remember that not everyone WANTS to be Paleo in life….some HAVE to be Paleo to live. And either way, we’re gonna make healthy foods that taste great.

Recipe: Paleo Meatballs


  • 1 lb ground Beef
  • ½ cup Paleo Breadcrumbs
  • 1 large Egg
  • 2 Tbsp Water
  • 3 Tbsp Sweet Yellow Onion
  • Optional: 1 Tbsp Paleo Sweet Chili Sauce


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a baking sheet or line it with parchment paper to prevent sticking.
  • In a bowl, mix the Paleo Breadcrumbs with the egg, water, minced yellow onion, and Paleo Sweet Chili Sauce (if you’re going to add it…which we do if we have it already made) and mix until thoroughly mixed. Add the ground beef and mix until thoroughly incorporated. Oh…and get in there with your hands, as it works the best.
  • Roll into about 1” balls and place on the greased baking sheet. Bake for 16-20 minutes total, turning once around the 10-minute mark. You may want to take our advice on this, or your meatballs will turn out flat and weirdly soft on one side.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 20 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 6

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Looking to spice it up? Try our Paleo Cocktail Meatballs!