Sicilian Meatballs

Prep time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes Servings: 6-10 meatballs

Ingredients

1 lb ground grass fed beef or ground pork 1/2 tsp sea salt 1/2 cup onion, minced 1 garlic clove, minced

1 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning 1/2 tsp dried oregano

1 egg, beaten 1/2 cup almond flour

Instructions

– Preheat the oven to 400°F/200°C.

– Prepare one baking sheet and line with parchment paper.

– In a large bowl, combine ground beef or pork, salt, minced onion and garlic, Italian seasoning, oregano, beaten egg and almond flour. Mix well.

– Form mixture into meatballs. Make small or big ones, just adjust the baking time.

– Arrange meatballs in a baking sheet and bake for about 20 minutes or until the meatballs are cooked.

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