Greek Grilled Meatballs

Servings 4 Servings


  • 1 small red onion finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic pressed
  • 2 plum tomatoes diced, Roma
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/3 cup almond flour or almond meal
  • 1 egg
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef


  • Preheat outdoor grill to MEDIUM-HIGH. In a medium bowl, place first 9 ingredients (red onion through egg) stir then add ground beef.
  • Using your very clean hands, blend thoroughly then form mixture into 1- to 2-inch meatballs. Grill meatballs* for 3 to 5 minutes on all sides or until cooked through.
  • *LEANNE’S NOTE: If meatballs are not big enough to cook without falling through the grill, thread them onto skewers and serve as kabobs.


SERVING SUGGESTION: A big salad of mixed baby greens, grape tomatoes and sliced red onion and avocado, tossed with Leanne’s Basic Vinaigrette.
NUTRITION: per serving: 694 Calories; 51g Fat; 47g Protein; 10g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 223mg Cholesterol; 652mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1/2 Grain(Starch); 6 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 Vegetable; 6 Fat. Points: 18
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