Thursday, January 24, 2013

Apple Pork Meatballs

One of my co-worker's (Jennifer) husband's killed (I normally say "caught" but was informed that it's awfully hard to catch a wild animal so they shoot them instead) more hogs than they could eat so I just acquired a boat-load of wild pork! To tell you the truth, I am pretty dang excited about it! Be on the lookout for a lot more pork recipes. Oh, and a little side note: Two of the girls I work with are eating Paleo; there are only six of us ,including myself so I only have 3 more people to convince!

This is another recipe that I made for a Paleo potluck I attended. It was great for dinner but thanks to the apples and cinnamon it made a perfect breakfast the next morning.

Apple Pork Meatballs
2 pounds ground pork
2 apples, shredded
1 egg, beat
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
salt and pepper to taste 

1.  Preheat oven to 350. Heat 1 tablespoon of bacon fat (or fat of choice) in skillet.

2.  Combine pork, shredded apples, egg, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, and salt/pepper in a large mixing bowl, and use your hands!

3.  Form into golfball-sized meatballs,  place in a skillet and brown on both sides.

4.  After all meatballs are browned on all sides, place in casserole dish and bake for 30 minutes.

5.  When meatballs are finished cooking, remove it from the oven  and dust with cinnamon, salt and pepper, then let cool and serve. 

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  1. My family LOVES these! They're so tasty and easy!