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Meatballs and Gravy

by Livestrong_Recipes  |  Feb 2, 2017

Meatballs and Gravy
  1. PREP
  2. 20 m
  • COOK
  • 45 m
  • TOTAL
  • 1h 05m

While many meatball recipes rely on breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese to provide flavor and moisture, you can skip these in favor of egg and shredded carrots. A little almond flour in lieu of the breadcrumbs adds body to the meatballs.

INGREDIENTS

SERVES 10

  • 4 second Olive Oil Spray Made with 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 5 clove garlic
  • 8 cups Cherry Tomatoes
  • 6 tbsp Basil, fresh
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 lb Ground Round Beef
  • 1 lb Ground Pork
  • 3 large whole egg
  • 1 cup Carrots, Shredded
  • 1/3 cup Almond Flour

DIRECTIONS

1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2 Warm a large pot with high sides over medium heat. Spray with olive oil. After 1 minute, add 2 cloves minced garlic and cook 1 more minute. Add chopped tomatoes and 2 tablespoons basil, then cook 2 minutes. Add 2 cups water, season with salt and pepper, then simmer, covered at least 30 minutes. Warm sauce on lowest setting until ready to serve, checking occasionally.
3 Meanwhile, lightly mix ground beef and pork, whisked eggs, salt, pepper, 2 tablespoons basil, shredded carrots, almond flour, being careful not to overwork. Form golf ball-sized meatballs and set on baking racks over two sheet pans.
4 Put the meatballs in the oven and bake 15 minutes. Turn, cook 15 minutes, then remove to the sauce and cover.
5 Simmer, cover and cook on low 5-10 minutes. The longer the meatballs sit in the sauce the better the flavors!
6 PC: Arthur Bovino