Saturday, January 12, 2013

Everyday Paleo's Sun-Dried Tomato Meatballs

It was a rainy and gray day here today, and we all agreed that some comfort food was in order. I whipped up my favorite easy pasta sauce, and finally tried Everyday Paleo's Sun-Dried Tomato Meatballs, which I've had bookmarked for months.
I really like the flavor of the tomatoes, and the moisture they added to the meatballs. These don't even require an egg, yet hold together perfectly. Rather than brown in the skillet and finish off in the oven, I browned mine and then tossed them in with my simmering sauce to finish cooking.

Served over zucchini noodles these meatballs really hit the spot! My kids thoroughly enjoyed theirs as well, so I will definitely be adding them to our roster.

Sun-Dried Tomato Meatballs
1 lb. ground beef or turkey
2 tbs. fresh chopped basil
1 tsp. dried oregano
3 minced garlic cloves
1/3 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes, packed in oil
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Roll into 1 inch balls. If cooking on stove top, heat 1-2 tbs. olive or coconut oil in a large skillet. Brown meatballs on all sides and then add to pot of simmer sauce or cook completely in the skillet.

If using the oven, place on a baking sheet and drizzle with oil, then bake for 20 minutes at 375 or until no longer pink.