Sesame Garlic Meatballs Recipe

This grain-free, paleo-friendly, soy-free, and refined sugar-free sesame garlic meatball recipe is delicious. Easy to make, beautiful appetiser or main!  

Meatballs: – 1 pound ground beef – ⅓ cup tapioca flour* – 2 green onions finely chopped – 1 clove garlic minced – 1 Tbsp fresh ginger peeled and grated, optional – ½ tsp sea salt – ¼ tsp black pepper – 2 Tbsp avocado oil for cooking Sesame Garlic Sauce: – 1 Tbsp sesame oil – ⅓ cup coconut aminos – 2 Tbsp rice vinegar or lime juice – 2 cloves garlic minced – 2 tsp sriracha optional


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Whisk sesame garlic sauce ingredients in a small bowl or cup. Keep till use. Combine meatball ingredients in a large bowl.   


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Hand-mash the ingredients to evenly coat the meatballs. Using a stand mixer, combine the meatball mixture with the paddle attachment.  

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Make 14 equal-sized meatballs with the ingredients. You can use a cookie scoop, but I prefer rolling the meat with my hands to keep the meatballs together.  

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Heat two to three tablespoons of avocado oil (or other high-temperature cooking oil) in a large skillet over high heat.   

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I use a 12-inch nonstick skillet, but a large cast iron skillet works too. Heat the oil till it sizzles for a few minutes.  

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Arrange the meatballs in a single layer on the heated skillet and sear for 2 minutes. Turn meatballs and brown for 2 more minutes.  

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Pour sauce into skillet. It should boil instantly. If the combination gets out of control, decrease the heat to medium-high or medium.  

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Continue cooking the meatballs, flipping once or twice, until they are done, about 2-3 minutes or until the sauce thickens. A meat thermometer can be used to check the meatball centres' temperature.   

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For well-done beef, I aim for 160 degrees Fahrenheit to cook it through but keep it juicy. Serve meatballs as an appetiser or main dish with sides.  

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If desired, add sesame seeds and green onions. These meatballs with brown rice and sauteed vegetables make a complete supper.  

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