I hate labeling everything paleo, but this way of eating has changed my life. Thus, I have come across many delicious recipes including this one from the awesome blog called Virginia is for Hunter Gatherers. And no. This is not a fake meatball that is only made of mushrooms. It has meat, so don’t fret.
I think I pretty much followed this recipe to a T except for two things: the type of meat and celery salt. So definitely go check out the original recipe at some point.
1 lb ground turkey (You can use any kind of ground meat for this.)
1 cup finely minced mushrooms
1/3 cup diced white onion
1 tsp dried parsley
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (Or just add some cayenne, or skip this ingredient all together)
Salt and pepper
- Preheat the oven to 400º.
- Mince your mushrooms in a food processor. Take out the mushrooms, and then mince your onion in the food processor.
- In a bowl, combine your dry ingredients with your mushrooms and onion.
- Add the meat and egg and use your hands to mix thoroughly.
- Form the meat into balls. If you make them the size of golf balls, you will get about 16 or so meatballs.
- I put my meatballs on a rack like this, but you don’t have to.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes depending on the size of the meatballs. And you’re done!
I sliced up some zucchini to make fake noodles and found an all natural pasta sauce to complete the meal. These came out pretty good! They don’t have a mushroom taste. I think next time, I might leave a few bigger pieces of mushroom to get that texture and taste. I love mushrooms, so I wouldn’t mind it. I think if you hate mushrooms, you would still like this.
As with the mashed sweet potatoes, this is also a good way to slowly get into healthier eating. It’s all about the baby steps.
I hope you all have a good Thursday!
I’d like to leave you with a song that I have been listening to on repeat.