Roasted Garlic Meatballs

Servings 4 servings


  • 4 cloves garlic not peeled
  • 2 tablespoons ghee or use coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 small red onion finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup parsley chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup almond flour or almond meal


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Place garlic cloves on a small oven-safe pan and bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until soft and fully roasted; remove from oven and cool slightly, then peel. Spread ghee or coconut oil on a baking sheet; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, place remaining ingredients (ground beef through almond flour) along with the roasted garlic.
  • Using your very clean hands, blend ingredients thoroughly then form mixture into 1- to 2-inch meatballs and arrange on prepared baking sheet; bake for 15 to 25 minutes or until cooked through.


SERVING SUGGESTION: Baked sweet potatoes and steamed broccoli spears. NUTRITION: per serving: 659 Calories; 49g Fat; 43g Protein; 11g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 251mg Cholesterol; 631mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1/2 Grain(Starch); 6 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 6 Fat. Points: 18
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