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Recipe

Whole30 Meatballs with Zoodles and Roasted Garlic Marinara

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound sweet Italian sausage
  • 1 pound ground grass-fed beef 85/15
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary, minced
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme, minced
  • 1 long sprig fresh oregano, minced
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon flat leaf parsley, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 small yellow onion, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup tigernut flour (or almond flour)
  • 2 eggs, whisked (can do an egg substitute, if desired. It will work.)
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • A few grinds black pepper
  • 1/4 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil
  • 1 jar Primal Kitchen Roasted Garlic Marinara Sauce 
  • 1 tablespoon Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil
  • 2 packages Cece’s Zucchini Noodles

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  • Remove the Italian sausage from its casing and crumble meat into a large mixing bowl.
  • Mix all of the ingredients on the list, from the Italian sausage until the avocado oil, together until well combined.
  • With lightly oiled hands, roll the meatballs into the desired size.
  • To cook, heat avocado oil in an oven-safe saute pan or cast-iron skillet over medium to medium-high heat. Once hot, add the meatballs. Fry 5-7 minutes, until bottom is browned.
  • Turn meatballs to opposite side and fry until that side is nicely browned, another 5-7 minutes.
  • When all meatballs are finished browning on both sides, remove from heat and turn off the stove.
  • Pour 1 jar of Primal Kitchen Roasted Garlic Marinara Sauce on top of the meatballs. Bake meatballs and sauce in the oven, uncovered, for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon of avocado oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Saute the zoodles until tender, about 6–8 minutes.
  • Drain the zoodles well in a fine-mesh sieve or colander with small holes. Pat drained zoodles dry with a clean kitchen towel.
  • When the meatballs and sauce have finished baking for 15 minutes, remove from oven. Sprinkle with fresh chopped parsley, if desired.
  • Serve the meatballs and sauce with the zoodles. Mangia!

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