Chorizo Meatballs

If I’m having friends and family over for food, games, and fun then I love serving Paleo bite-size appetizers like Italian sausage or these Paleo chorizo meatballs. They’re easy to make, serve, and of course… eat. Cut them in half and stick a toothpick in them and voila!

Note: If you’re making this as part of the Paleo Diet Plan then keep in mind that this yields 3 servings, that’s 3 meals or 1.5 days on the plan.

Chorizo Meatballs

Difficulty: Easy

Total Time to Make: 35 minutes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 to 25 minutes

Servings: 3 servings of 4 meatballs each

Ingredients:

Chorizo Meatballs

Chorizo Meatballs

  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 2 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Direction:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degree F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, mix the pork, and all of the spices.
  3. Form 12 meatballs
  4. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
  5. Enjoy!

Don’t worry about the fat content of this dish, it’s actually really healthy. I usually save the grease from bacon to other dishes and even use it as the fat to make Paleo tortillas. This recipe makes 3 servings but I can honestly eat the entire 12 in one sitting if I’m not careful, so make sure you just eat 4 and share the rest.

What Makes Chorizo Meatballs Paleo?

  • Protein and healthy fats: it’s a protein and fat dish so it’s healthy when eaten in the right portions.
  • Garlic is a healthy, it strengthens our immune system preventing us from getting sick.
  • There are no preservatives since you cooked it.
  • Cooking is enjoyable, so doing anything you enjoy is good for the mind and helps you get into Flow.

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