Sesame Garlic Meatballs Recipe

This grain-free, paleo-friendly, soy-free, and refined sugar-free sesame garlic meatball recipe is delicious. Easy to make for a stunning appetizer or main!


Meatballs: – 1 pound ground beef – ⅓ cup tapioca flour* – 2 green onions finely chopped – 1 clove garlic minced – 1 Tbsp fresh ginger peeled and grated, optional – ½ tsp sea salt – ¼ tsp black pepper – 2 Tbsp avocado oil for cooking Sesame Garlic Sauce: – 1 Tbsp sesame oil – ⅓ cup coconut aminos – 2 Tbsp rice vinegar or lime juice – 2 cloves garlic minced – 2 tsp sriracha optional


Mix sesame garlic sauce ingredients in a small bowl or cup. Hold until use. Mix meatball ingredients in a large bowl. 

Step 1

Mash the ingredients by hand to coat the meatballs. The eclectic mixer paddle attachment mixes meatballs.

Step 2

Make 14 equal-sized meatballs from the mixture. A cookie scoop works, but I prefer hand-rolling the meatballs to keep them together.

Step 3

Heat two to three tablespoons avocado oil  in a large skillet on high. A large cast iron skillet works as well as my 12-inch nonstick skillet. Sizzle oil for a few minutes.

Step 4

Sear the meatballs in one layer on the hot skillet for 2 minutes. Turn meatballs and brown 2 more minutes.

Step 5

Pour sauce into skillet. Instantly boil. Reduce heat to medium-high or medium if mixture gets out of control. 

Step 6

Cook the meatballs for 2-3 minutes or until the sauce thickens, turning once or twice. A meat thermometer measures meatball centers' temperature. I keep well-done beef juicy by cooking it at 160��F.

Step 7

Serve meatballs with sides for starters or mains. Add sesame seeds and green onions if desired. Brown rice, sauteed vegetables, and meatballs complete the meal.

Step 8

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