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 an organic food fanatic, green living aficionado, and has spent the majority of his life working in natural health care. In 2009, he wrote his first book, Maximized Living Nutrition Plans, which has now been used professionally in over 500 health clinics. Dr. Hardick regularly blogs healthy recipes and holistic health articles on his own website, DrHardick.com, and speaks to numerous professional and public audiences every year. In his spare time, he invests his keen interest in sustainable living into urban development in his hometown of London, Ontario. Learn More