20-Minute Meatballs

**I need to preface this by saying, YES, these are Whole30 complaint, Paleo, GF, DF, etc, but the reality is- they are also really delicious***

Yesterday I prepped these quick and easy meatballs before I headed to the gym for spin class. There are few ingredients, but this recipe packs tons of flavor and is super easy to make. You can make your own sauce, but for the sake of time, I just used our favorite (and Whole30 compliant) Rao’s sauce. I served them with spaghetti squash, and we plan on using the leftovers for dinner later this week. (Scroll to the bottom for full recipe)

I found these in the frozen section at Trader Joe’s- $5.99 for 16ounces.
Our favorite ground pork from Whole Foods

AuthorTwentyfiveplusfiveCategoryDifficultyBeginner

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time20 minsCook Time6 hrs 40 minsTotal Time7 hrs

 16 Grass fed angus beef
 16 Organic ground pork
 3 Herbs of Italy (or make a blend of basil, oregano, garlic, and salt)
 2 eggs
 2 tapioca starch
 1 small white onion, chopped fine
 1 Rao's marinara sauce

1

Preheat the oven to bake at 400 degrees and prepare your slowcooker by spraying the inside.

2

Spray a baking sheet with avocado oil or coconut oil. (I also line ours with aluminum foil first)

3

Mix all the ingredients into a large bowl.

4

Carefully form the meat mixture into meatballs. There should be enough to make about 16 medium-sized meatballs.

5

Bake the meatballs in the oven for 12 minutes (They will still be pink on the inside, but that is okay).

6

Carefully transfer the meatballs to the slowcooker and add one large jar of Rao's marinara sauce. Cook on low for 4 hours. (We let ours simmer for an additional 4 hours until we were ready for dinner)

Ingredients

 16 Grass fed angus beef
 16 Organic ground pork
 3 Herbs of Italy (or make a blend of basil, oregano, garlic, and salt)
 2 eggs
 2 tapioca starch
 1 small white onion, chopped fine
 1 Rao's marinara sauce

Directions

1

Preheat the oven to bake at 400 degrees and prepare your slowcooker by spraying the inside.

2

Spray a baking sheet with avocado oil or coconut oil. (I also line ours with aluminum foil first)

3

Mix all the ingredients into a large bowl.

4

Carefully form the meat mixture into meatballs. There should be enough to make about 16 medium-sized meatballs.

5

Bake the meatballs in the oven for 12 minutes (They will still be pink on the inside, but that is okay).

6

Carefully transfer the meatballs to the slowcooker and add one large jar of Rao's marinara sauce. Cook on low for 4 hours. (We let ours simmer for an additional 4 hours until we were ready for dinner)

Easy Slowcooker Meatballs (Whole30, Paleo, GF, DF)