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You know how some days you are just jonesing for some Mexican food (if you say no, we are no longer friends). But Mexican food usually has a lot of beans, cheese, and rice - all of which are super yummy, but also super faileo. So I went over to Everyday Paleo, one of my favorite paleo blogs and found this fantastic mexican meatball recipe.

The balls came out a little dry. (Don't you dare 'that's what she said' that. That's just nast.) I think next time I will be a bit more heavy with the sauce when cooking them or add an egg, but it still tasted fantastic nonetheless.

I got the ground beef from Grazin' Angus Acres at the Union Square Farmers Market. Their cattle is grass-fed and finished, and they are Animal Welfare Approved.  

Salsa Sauce

Ingredients:

1 medium onion, diced
1 tbsp coconut oil or fat of your choice
4 tomatoes, pureed in food processor
4 garlic cloves mined
2 tbsp chili powder
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (if you want to give it a little kick)

Preparation:

1) Heat coconut oil in skillet and brown onions until soft.
2) Add pureed tomatoes, garlic, and spices to onions.
3) Simmer for 20 minutes for flavors to blend together.
4) Pour sauce back into food processor and blend until smooth.
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Mexi Meatballs

Ingredients:

1 lb ground beef
1 tsp salt
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp oregano
1/4 medium onion, minced
1 1/2 tsp cumin

Preparation:

1) Preheat oven to 375. 
2) Mix all ingredients together and form small balls.
3) Place balls into baking dish and place in oven for 15 minutes.
4) Pull them out of the oven and spoon salsa sauce over them. Go a little heavy on the sauce. 
5) Place back into the oven for 10-15 minutes.
6) Enjoy!

 


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Suniti
08/25/2012 10:03pm

Um, this looks real good.

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