Grass-Fed Swedish Meatballs

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These Grass-Fed Swedish meatballs are loaded with protein and meaty goodness! Keep them warm in a Crockpot and serve them as is or on toothpicks as appetizers, either way, they are the perfect take-a-long dish to your next holiday event. They do require quite a bit of preparation, so make sure to allot yourself enough time. Trust me, they are worth the work!

Serves 6-8

Ingredients

Meatballs:

  • ½ pound ground grass-fed beef
  • ½ pound ground organic turkey
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • ¼ cup whole milk ricotta
  • 2 tbsp grated Parmesan
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ½ small onion
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp olive oil

Gravy:

  • 3 cups bone broth
  • 3/4 cup raw cashew pieces, soaked overnight and drained
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/8 cup coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons tapioca flour
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom

Decoration:

  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley

Directions

  1. To make the meatballs, place all the ingredients except olive oil in a large bowl and mix to combine. Shape into one inch balls and set aside.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large non stick skillet. Add about 1/3 of the meatballs and cook, turning occasionally, until well browned on all sides, about 6 minutes.
  3. Transfer the meatballs to a plate and repeat with the remaining meatballs.
  4. Meanwhile, place all the ingredients for the gravy in a blender and blend until smooth.
  5. Once all the meatballs are cooked, transfer them back to the skillet and pour the gravy all over them. Bring to a boil, lower the heat, cover, and simmer until the meatballs are cooked through, about 20 minutes.
  6. Serve the meatballs, skewered on a platter with a dollop of the sauce and sprinkled with fresh parsley.

 Gravy recipe adapted from the Healthy Foodie.

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Dr. B.J. Hardick

About Dr. B.J. Hardick

Raised in a holistic family, Dr. B.J. Hardick is the co-author of the best-selling Maximized Living Nutrition Plans, used in natural health clinics worldwide, and a contributing author for its follow-up publication, The Cancer Killers. Dr. Hardick shares his own journey dealing with heavy metal toxicity in Real Detox, his e-Book available on DrHardick.com. An organic food fanatic and green living aficionado, all Dr. Hardick’s passions are anchored in helping others achieve ecologically sound, healthy, and balanced lives. Learn More