That’s a Spicy Meatball

Made some meatballs for dinner…because, who doesn’t love meatballs!?

That’s a Spicy Meatball

For the meatballs

  • 2 lbs. grass fed ground beef
  • 1/2 onion
  • 3 medium dried chipotle chilies, seeds out
  • 2 large garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp of sea salt
  • 3 TBSP ghee

For the sauce

  • ½ onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 medium dried chipotle chilies, seeds out
  • ½ tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 can diced tomatoes or tomato puree
  • ½ tsp sea salt

If using dried chipotle chilies, place in hot water for at least an hour before using to rehydrate.

Sauté the onion in 2 tsp ghee for, until translucent. Use half of the onion in the meatball mix and use the rest for the sauce.  While onion is cooking, get the other ingredients ready for the meatballs.  Chop the chipotle chilies, removing the seeds.  Combine ground beef with half of the cooked onion, garlic, chilies, paprika, cumin, coriander, salt and EVOO.  Combine with your hands.  Preheat ghee in the large frying pan until sizzling hot.  Roll the mix into small balls and cook for 3 minutes on each side, until well browned.  Add the rest of the cooked onion, garlic, two chopped chilies and sauce spices to the pan with the meatballs.  Stir, then add the diced tomatoes/tomato puree.  Cook for 10-12 minutes uncovered, stir occasionally.  Enjoy!

Serve over spaghetti squash or gluten free pasta (if you’re not paleo).

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