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This Beef, Bacon & Cauliflower Rice Meatballs recipe is low carb and full flavor. Serve them with this creamy teriyaki style sauce or on a bed of your favorite vegetable noodles! TheMovementMenu.com

I have made saucy, delicious beef, bacon & cauliflower rice meatballs with a secret ingredients, folks! Well, it’s not so secret anymore since I am shouting from the rooftops how much I love cauliflower rice and adding it into every recipe I can think of. The cauliflower rice in this recipe doubles up as a nutritional boost and a binder. You can find both frozen Organic Riced Cauliflower and fresh Riced Cauliflower at Trader Joe’s now, so why not add it to these luscious beef & bacon meatballs? Or should I say beef, bacon & CAULIFLOWER RICE MEATBALLS 🙂

What I love about making meatballs is that you can use the bacon to intensity the flavor of your main protein! In this case, I used a lean ground beef but you can also use pork or chicken if you’d like! Furthermore, making meatballs is always a good time because they are such a versatile dish- you can truly make them however you’d like by choosing your protein source(s), your binder, sneaking in fun ingredients like cauliflower rice and dark, leafy greens, etc. It’s rather exciting, if you ask me. There is absolutely no reason to be buying pre-made meatballs from the store once you come to realize how simple it can be to make them at home! 

This Beef, Bacon & Cauliflower Rice Meatballs recipe is low carb and full flavor. Serve them with this creamy teriyaki style sauce or on a bed of your favorite vegetable noodles! TheMovementMenu.com

Here they are before I threw them into the oven. Don’t they look vibrant and delicious- even though they are raw? 🙂

Sneaking in healthy “secret” ingredients into recipes is probably my favorite pastime. After discovering the TWO options of Cauliflower Rice Trader Joe’s now has, I knew I had to incorporate it into these meatballs. In fact, you can get really crazy and serve these beef, bacon & cauliflower rice meatballs on top of a bed of MORE cauliflower rice. No, it won’t be overwhelming, I’ve done it before many times! I also love to spiralize some of my favorite vegetables, like zucchinis, and serve the meatballs drenched in sauce over a bed of them!

This Beef, Bacon & Cauliflower Rice Meatballs recipe is low carb and full flavor. Serve them with this creamy teriyaki style sauce or on a bed of your favorite vegetable noodles! TheMovementMenu.com

Oh, and this recipe is Whole30 compliant if you omit the sauce!

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Cauliflower Rice Meatballs

Ingredients
Meatballs
  • 4 strips bacon diced
  • 1 1/2 pounds grass-fed lean ground beef
  • 1 cup riced cauliflower
  • large handful of kale or greens of your choice finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup coconut cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/3 cup yellow onion finely diced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 large egg
Sauce
Info
Cook Time 25 minutes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
Recipes Main Dishes
Votes: 1
Rating: 5
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Recipe Notes

This recipe is Whole30 compliant without the sauce! The meatballs are just as delicious on their own.

Info
Cook Time 25 minutes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
Recipes Main Dishes
Votes: 1
Rating: 5
You:
Rate this recipe!
Recipe Notes

This recipe is Whole30 compliant without the sauce! The meatballs are just as delicious on their own.

Ingredients
Meatballs
  • 4 strips bacon diced
  • 1 1/2 pounds grass-fed lean ground beef
  • 1 cup riced cauliflower
  • large handful of kale or greens of your choice finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup coconut cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/3 cup yellow onion finely diced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 large egg
Sauce
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a frying pan, cook the bacon until it is crispy. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate and set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, cauliflower, kale, coconut cream, ginger, onion and salt. Mix well with your hands. You want to make sure everything is evenly dispersed. Add the egg and mix well again. Finally, add the cooled off bacon bits. Mix one last time.
  4. Using a 2 tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop the meatballs and roll them between your palms to create a well-rounded circle. Transfer the meatballs to the parchment lined baking sheet.
  5. Cook the meatballs for 22-26 minutes, until the middles are just cooked through.
  6. While they are in the oven, prepare the sauce.
  7. Combine all of the ingredients for the sauce except the arrowroot flour in a small mixing bowl. Once mixed well, transfer it into a small saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly. Let it cook for about 10 minutes and lower the heat to a simmer. Add in the dissolved arrowroot into water mixture, whisk constantly for about 1 minutes and set aside.
  8. Add the cooked meatballs to the sauce or serve with the sauce on the side over a bed of your favorite vegetable noodles.
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  • Whole30 Meal Plan | The Movement Menu

    October 6, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    […] Cauliflower Rice Meatballs It’s so easy to sneak in dark leafy greens and other healthy vegetables into dishes when they taste as good as this one! This recipe is for the whole family- including the kids. They are saucy & divine! […]

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