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Homemade Italian Meatballs, Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free

Baked, Paleo Friendly Italian Meatballs, comfort food, grain free, gluten free.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 20 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 30
Author: Angela Roberts


  • 3 pounds grass fed beef
  • 1 pound ground pork or more beef
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup freshly grated parmigiano reggiano cheese
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated pecorino romano
  • 1 cup finely chopped fresh Italian Parsley
  • 6 cloves garlic finely minced
  • sea salt
  • pepper
  • Homemade Italian Tomato Sauce


  • Pour milk over ground meat.
  • season with salt and pepper
  • Add remaining ingredients and very loosely, gently mix together. You don't want the meat to be compacted, as that will make the meatballs tough.
  • Form into balls
  • Place foil or parchment paper on baking sheet.
  • Bake meatballs for 20 minutes at 375 degrees or until outsides seems browned.
  • Place into tomato sauce to finish cooking for at least one hour.


Milk: You can skip milk. Do not substitute with almond or coconut milk as it will affect the taste. If you do skip milk and are using grass-fed beef, add a few tablespoons olive oil. Another way to add in some fat and flavor is to add in some chopped proscuitto, about a slice per pound.