Chimichurri Meatballs

Our good friend Megan Kelly from @realistic.holistic put together this amazing recipe using NIKU Farms Grass-Fed, Grass Finished Beef. What we love most about this Chimichurri Meatball recipe is that it’s perfect for those who are following the autoimmune protocol (AIP), GAPS, paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free or are just looking for a delicious healthy meal. We highly encourage you to visit Megan’s blog to see more amazing recipes. You can make this recipe using beef from NIKU Farms. 

Chimichurri Meatballs

Ingredients for Meatballs

  • 2 cloves of garlic (peeled & smashed)
  • 5 stalks green onion (roughly chopped)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro (roughly chopped)
  • 2 cups swiss chard (roughly chopped)
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp himalayan pink salt
  • 2 lb grass-fed ground beef (optional 1 lb ground pork + 1 lb ground beef)
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil (for frying)

Ingredients for Chimichurri

  • 1/4 cup parsley (roughly chopped)
  • 2 tbsp cilantro (roughly chopped)
  • 1 1/2 tsps lemon juice
  • 2 cloves of garlic (peeled & smashed)
  • 1 1/2 tsps oregano
  • 1 tsp himalayan pink salt
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

Method for Meatballs

1) Throw the garlic, green onions, and cilantro into a food processor. Process until evenly chopped

2) Add the swiss chard, one handful at a time, and processed until evenly chopped.

3) Transfer mixture to a large bowl and add oregano, pink salt, pork and beef.

4) Use your hands to mix until well combined. Scoop out a spoonful at a time and form into balls.

5) Heat coconut oil in a cast-iron skillet over medium heat, add meatballs and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned and cooked through.

6) Remove from skillet and drain on a paper towel covered plate.

Method for Chimichurri

1) Combine all chimichurri ingredients in your food processor and let process until chopped and smooth.

2) Transfer to a jar or air-tight container and chill until meatballs are ready.

3) When both are finished, serve meatballs on top of cauliflower rice or zucchini noodles with plenty of fresh chimichurri.

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