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Asian Pork Meatballs {Grain/Gluten-Free & Paleo}Asian Pork Meatballs {Grain/Gluten-Free & Paleo}

These Asian Pork Meatballs {Grain/Gluten-Free & Paleo} are a fun twist on the traditional Italian meatballs, perfect to serve as an appetizer, snack or as a part of a meal.

Asian Pork Meatballs {Grain/Gluten-Free & Paleo}Asian Pork Meatballs {Grain/Gluten-Free & Paleo}

I’m excited to share this recipe as a part of a series I’ll be posting over the next few days in preparation for #HellenOfAWedding… In celebration of our friends Chelsea & Jackie’s wedding, I’ll be putting together an appetizer table for their big day! All the appetizers will be gluten-free and made with real food.

Asian Pork Meatballs {Grain/Gluten-Free & Paleo}Asian Pork Meatballs {Grain/Gluten-Free & Paleo}

Fresh ground pork with ginger, garlic and toasted sesame oil give the meatballs so much flavor, while the egg and coconut flour give them a soft and light texture, without using gluten or grain flours. Simmered in a thick and delicious asian inspired sauce, with a final garnish of sesame seeds and thinly sliced green onion.

Asian Pork Meatballs {Grain/Gluten-Free & Paleo}Asian Pork Meatballs {Grain/Gluten-Free & Paleo}

Asian Pork Meatballs {Grain/Gluten-Free & Paleo}Asian Pork Meatballs {Grain/Gluten-Free & Paleo}

Asian Pork Meatballs {Grain/Gluten-Free & Paleo}

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Makes roughly 48 standard sized meatballs or 125 appetizer sized meatballs.

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Servings: 8 adult meal size servings

Ingredients

For the Meatballs

  • 2 pounds ground pork
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons organic coconut flour
  • 1 large Onion
  • 4 cloves Garlic
  • 2 inch piece of fresh ginger peeled and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons Homemade Seasoned Salt <– get my recipe

For the Sauce

  • 4 cloves Garlic
  • 1 inch piece of fresh ginger
  • 2 cups coconut aminos
  • 1/2 cup Honey
  • 1/4 cups sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup Organic Rice Vinegar
  • 1 pinch Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 3 tablespoons Arrowroot Starch
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

Optional Garnishes

  • sesame seeds
  • green onions

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • In the bowl of your stand mixer using the paddle attachment, combine pork, eggs coconut flour and sesame oil.
  • In your food processor combine onion, garlic, ginger and seasoned salt, pulse to very finely chop.
  • Add chopped veggies into your meat mixture and mix 2-3 minutes until well combined.
  • Form into desired size of meatballs, For appetizers I prefer a small size that is just 1 bite. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes, or until cooked through/160 degrees F
  • While your meatballs are baking, in your blender combine sauce ingredients and blend until smooth.
  • Transfer sauce into a wide, shallow pan and simmer over medium heat until thick.
  • Add cooked meatballs to the sauce and simmer for 15 minutes prior to serving.
  • Garnish with additional sesame seeds and sliced green onions, if desired.

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