Is is true, can you make great meatballs without breadcrumbs? In this recipe we test the theory and prove that it’s true, you can make great meatballs without breadcrumbs!
Paleo Meatballs Without Breadcrumbs In Red Sauce
Meatballs are delicious! But what is one of the main ingredients in meatballs?… Breadcrumbs! And breadcrumbs are a no-go for us Paleo folks – it’s definitely not on the food list. But fear not fellow meatball lovers, this recipe tastes great and forgoes the evil breadcrumbs.
So how do we do it?
The secret is in how you cook the meatballs. They will naturally be more apt to fall apart than the breadcrumb version, because they breadcrumbs are a common ingredient to help hold the meatballs together.
However, if you turn the meatballs slowly and often when you brown them on the stovetop, they will stay together and still give you the same great flavor you have come to love.
Once the meatballs are fully cooked you simply add them to the savory and sweet, Italian style red sauce for a delicious main course.
The added benefit, is that this is really like two recipes in one. The sauce is very versatile and can go with chicken, pork, or just about any protein source for some great flavor and an added benefit of a nice shot of lycopene.
Bering the meatballs and a side dish together and you have a meal fit for a king and queen!
Photo credit: Mr. Usaji