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Whole30 Sweet and Sour Paleo Meatballs

These Whole30 Sweet and Sour Paleo Meatballs are a healthy spin of a classic recipe that is gluten and sugar free! A crowd-pleasing meal!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 296kcal


For the meatballs:

  • 1 lb Lean ground beef (I used 93% lean)
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 Cup Green onion, minced + extra for garnish
  • 1/2 tsp Sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper
  • 4 tsp Coconut flour

For the sauce:

  • 3/4 Cup 100% grape juice
  • 1/2 Cup Canned tomato sauce
  • 1/4 Cup Medjool dates (very lightly packed - 42g)
  • 2 Tbsp Better Body Foods Coconut Vinegar
  • 1/2 Tbsp Tomato paste
  • 1 tsp Garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp Dry mustard
  • 1/2 A small onion roughly chopped
  • 1/4 tsp Sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp Tabasco sauce
  • 1/8 tsp Pepper
  • Pinch Ground allspice
  • Cauliflower rice, or white rice, for serving (not included in nutrition info)


  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the beef, egg, green onion, salt and pepper using your hands. Once mixed, add in the coconut flour and mix again until evenly dispersed.
  • Roll into 1-1/2 inch balls and place onto a cookie sheet (it should make about 20 balls.) Bake until no longer pink inside, about 16-18 minutes. Make sure you don't over-bake, so the meat doesn't get tough.
  • While the meatballs cook, stir togehter ALL of the sauce ingredients in a medium pot and bring to a boil on high heat. Once boiling, cook for 1.5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Once the sauce has boiled for 1.5 minutes, turn the heat down to medium and simmer until the sauce begins to thicken and reduce, about 8-9 minutes, stirring frequently
  • Once reduced, pour the sauce into a high powered blender, or a small 3 cup food processor, and blend until smooth. Transfer to a large bowl and cover to keep warm.
  • Once the meatballs are done, add them into the sauce and stir until well coated.
  • Serve over side of choice, garnish with extra green onion and DEVOUR



Calories: 296kcal | Carbohydrates: 23.5g | Protein: 27.4g | Fat: 8.6g | Saturated Fat: 3.6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 111.5mg | Sodium: 268.8mg | Potassium: 299.8mg | Fiber: 3.3g | Sugar: 15.3g | Vitamin A: 450IU | Vitamin C: 48.3mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 3.3mg