Honey Glazed Meatballs
(AIP & Paleo)

December 21, 2021 | By Monica

These tasty meatballs are a welcomed appetizer at any party!
Honey Glazed Meatballs

I think I could eat this entire recipe by myself without much problem. Seasoned AIP pork meatballs are rolled into small 2" balls before getting baked. Then they're broiled for a few minutes to achieve that perfect outside crisp. Dipped in my delicious honey glaze sauce, this is one snack or appetizer that will not yield leftovers! 

Fun Health Facts

When shopping for ground pork, make sure to read the label! In order to stay compliant with the AIP & Paleo diets you will need to purchase pork that is sugar-free, nitrate-free, and also free of additives. Additionally, supporting pastured pigs that are humanely raised is strongly advised. Why? Factory-farmed pork is one of the unhealthiest and most mistreated animals in our farming system. Due to these extreme conditions, pigs raised in this environment tend to store unwanted toxins in their meat.

Shallots are a part of the onion family that have a pungent flavor profile without being too overbearing. These small botanical delights are also nutritionally impressive. They are known to help hair growth, lower cardiovascular disease, and are high in antioxidants.

Carrots are packed with antioxidants and are thought to promote healthy eyes, lower cancer risk, boost the immune system and aid in constipation.

Ingredients Needed for the Meatballs

  • 1lb pork

  • Finely chopped shallot

  • Shredded carrot

  • Garlic, crushed

  • Oregano

  • Salt

Ingredients Needed for the Sauce

  • Water

  • Coconut aminos

  • Honey

  • Apple cider vinegar

  • Chopped spring onion

  • Garlic, crushed

  • Ginger, grated

  • 1 tsp collagen peptides (optional)

  • Salt

  • 1 tsp arrowroot powder + 1 tbsp water combined thoroughly (“slurry”)

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 Tips & Tricks

  • Make sure to roll the meatballs small! It helps create the crispiness you're after.

  • Try not to overbake the meatballs otherwise they'll be dry.

  • The longer you cook down the sauce the thicker it becomes. Make sure to have it on a steady simmer.

  • Instead of serving as an appetizer, do not add starch to the sauce to keep it thinner. Combine with my broccoli and/or cauliflower rice for a full meal.