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Sweet Potato Meatballs & Pumpkin Cauliflower Mash
Servings Prep Time
8-10 10minutes
Cook Time
20minutes
Servings Prep Time
8-10 10minutes
Cook Time
20minutes
Ingredients
  • 2pounds grassfed ground beef
  • 3 fresh garlic clovesminced
  • 1teaspoon sea salt
  • 1teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 large pastured eggor 2 small ones
  • 1 yellow oniondiced
  • 1/2 medium sweet potato peeled and diced
  • 1teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1teaspoon oregano
  • 1teaspoon cumin
  • 1teaspoon thyme
  • Ghee for frying
  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 1 can of pureed pumpkinapproximately 1 1/2 cups
  • 2tablespoons coconut cream
  • 2teaspoons ghee
  • 1teaspoon stone ground mustard
  • 1 garlic clovechopped
  • Sea salt to taste
Instructions
  1. First, prepared the cauliflower and pumpkin mash. Rinse the head of cauliflower in warm water and pat dry. Cut into florets and steam the florets until you can poke through with a fork.
  2. Transfer the florets into a high speed blender or food processor while still hot. Add the rest of the ingredients for the mash and blend, scraping down the sides of the blender if necessary, until everything is well incorporated and smooth. Stir in enough sea salt to your liking and set aside.
  3. Now, you can move on to the meatballs. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  4. Combine your spices in a small bowl and set aside.
  5. Put your ground beef in a large mixing bowl with the egg, sweet potato and onion. Mix thoroughly (I used my hands, it’s a good way to incorporate everything well). Then, sprinkle in the mixed herbs all over the ground beef and continue kneeding the mixture until everything seems to be coated well.
  6. Heat a large cast iron pan on medium heat on your stove. Add in enough ghee to cover the bottom of the pan and a little extra (about 2 tablespoons I think would be safe).
  7. Fry your meatballs for 3-4 minutes on each side until they are brown. Then, transfer the pan to your preheated oven and finish cooking for another 8-10 minutes. The meatballs should be browned on the outside but slightly pink on the inside. Feel free to come them for longer if that makes you comfortable and happy. But enjoy nonetheless !