Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Deelicious Meatballs

Forgive the pun. I couldn't help it.

A few months ago I bought an old (probably 1980's) cookbook just because I liked how the recipes looked inside. It didn't have colored photos, just drawings of the dishes. I found it charming so I got it. It was cheap, too. It has quite a few interesting recipes that can be tweaked to low carb. What I liked about the meatball recipes in this cookbook is that they were rolled and coated in coconut flakes. I've never heard of that before and I thought I'd incorporate it in this recipe.

The addition of coconut made these meatballs really interesting. I didn't put a lot of seasonings in them but it's perfect because the mild flavor allows you to make whatever kind of sauce you want. I added a tablespoon of Italian pizza sauce over mine and more parmesan cheese. It was delicious!

Deelicious Meatballs

3 cups ground beef
2 T flax meal
5 T ground parmesan cheese
pinch of Italian seasoning
one egg
1 cup coconut flakes

1. Beat egg. Add flax meal, ground parmesan and Italian seasoning.
2. Mix ground beef with egg mixture well..
3. Form balls and roll on coconut flakes until covered.
4. Bake at 350 for 10 - 15 minutes, turning once.

I also made a recipe card for this, so it can be printed out. Click on the picture below to see the large image.


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