Paleo Asian Meatballs
Prep Time  15 mins
Cook Time  25 mins
Total Time  40 mins
Jumbo and juicy Paleo Asian flavored meatballs that are half baked and half roasted in the oven until fork tender. These meatballs are also Keto and Whole30 friendly.

Hands-on time: about 15-20 mins

Bake time: First side 15 mins. Flip side 10 mins at 410 F/210 C.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Asian American
Servings: 18  2 to 2 ¼ -inch size meatballs
Calories: 107 kcal
Author: ChihYu
  • 1 1/2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 cup carrots, finely chopped
  • Half 1 whole small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 cup Italian flat parsley, finely chopped
  • 3 bulbs scallions, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 tbsp fresh grated ginger
  • Coconut oil (to grease the muffin tin)
Meatball seasonings:
Optional pairing:
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • Butternut squash, sweet potato, or turnip spiralized noodles
  • Cooking fat of your choice to saute the noodles
  1. Finely chop carrots, yellow onion, flat parsley, scallions, and prepare grated ginger. If use a food processor, toss the ingredients a few times but do not over process them. It will be too watery.

  2. Preheat oven to 410 F/210 C. Combine ground beef, ingredients under “Meatball seasonings”, and ingredients from Step 1. Combine and mix well.

  3. Lightly grease a muffin tin with coconut oil. Use your hands to gently apply some pressure to form the meatballs. Make sure the chopped veggies and the ground meat are coherent well. Form about 18 individual meatballs.*

  4. Bake the meatballs in the muffin tin. First side about 15 minutes. Use a small spoon to carefully flip them and bake the flip side for an additional 10 minutes.

  5. In the meantime, heat ½ tbsp cooking oil in a large skillet over high heat. When hot, lower the heat to medium, add minced garlic and squash noodles. Give them a quick stir-fry until the noodles are softened yet still crisp. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.

  6. To serve: scoop out the meatball juice inside the muffin tin and use that as dressing over meatballs and noodles.

Recipe Notes


* If you find it difficult to form meatballs without them falling apart, you can either add a bit more sesame oil or arrowroot flour/powder.

To make the meatballs ahead, complete the entire cooking process, let cool,  and store them in glass and air-tight containers. Be sure to drizzle over some meatball juice before sending them to the freezer.

Nutrition Facts
Paleo Asian Meatballs
Amount Per Serving (69 g)
Calories 107 Calories from Fat 65
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.2g 11%
Saturated Fat 2.9g 15%
Trans Fat 0.3g
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 283mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 27%
Vitamin C 11%
Calcium 2%
Iron 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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