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Burger-Style Meatballs
with mixed greens salad / mustard vinaigrette

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Savory, juicy meatballs and classic burger garnishes are the perfect way to get the comforting flavor of burgers in a lighter, veggie-filled meal. Try serving the meatballs on top of the salad, or keep them on the side if you prefer!

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Ingredients

Metric
Servings:
4
Burger-Style Meatballs with Mixed Greens Salad:
  • Onions, medium and red - 1/2 , diced
  • Beef, ground and lean - 1 lb
  • Eggs - 1
  • Almond meal - 1/4 cup
  • Ketchup, paleo-friendly - 2 Tbsp
  • Mustard, yellow - 1 Tbsp
  • Dill pickle relish - 2 tsp
  • Bragg's / coconut aminos - 1 tsp
  • Onion powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Garlic powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Black pepper - 1/4 tsp
  • Tomatoes, medium - 2 , chopped
  • Parchment paper - for baking
  • Mixed greens - 8 oz (sub any salad greens)
  • Carrots - 5 oz , shredded (look for pre-shredded to save time)
  • Paleo-friendly condiments such as ketchup or mustard - for serving
Mustard Vinaigrette:
  • Garlic - 1 clove , chopped
  • Vinegar, red or white wine - 2 Tbsp
  • Mustard, Dijon - 1 Tbsp
  • Lemon juice - 1 tsp
  • Oil, olive - 3 Tbsp

Prep

  1. Onions / Garlic - (If prepping right before cooking, get oven heating first.) Prep as directed and store separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  2. Make dressing - Whisk together garlic, vinegar, Dijon mustard, and lemon juice. Add olive oil slowly while whisking. Season with some salt and pepper. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  3. Make meatballs - In a large bowl, combine ground beef, eggs, almond meal, ketchup, mustard, pickle relish, aminos, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Mix gently until thoroughly combined. Form mixture into 1" / 2.5 cm balls. (Can be done up to 2 days ahead)

  4. Tomatoes - Prep as directed.

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Make

  1. Heat oven to 400F / 204C degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or brush with some cooking oil.

  2. Spread meatballs out on the baking sheet and transfer to the oven. Bake until meatballs are cooked through, 10 to 12 minutes.

  3. While meatballs bake, assemble the salad. In a large serving or mixing bowl, toss together mixed greens, carrots, onions, and tomatoes. 

  4. Divide salad among serving plates and drizzle with dressing until dressed to your liking.

  5. Serve salad with meatballs on top or alongside. Enjoy with extra dressing or your favorite condiments.


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