I grew up eating lots and lots of pork. Despite all of the jokes you can throw my way about failing to keep “Kosher”, I’m a very happy Jew with my breakfast filled with bacon and sausages. My body responds well to animal fat, so there is no reason for me to resist. I wanted to make some spiraled pasta with my nifty and new kitchen gadget: here it is!
It’s about time I attempted to make some meatballs anyways. What else would I put atop these awesome zucchini noodles? Well, I’m sure there are a million things I could serve them with, but the most obvious choice for me was meatballs. I wanted to incorporate some sweetness because one of my favorite breakfast foods is apple chicken sausage. Since I am babbling on about pork though, I will be omitting the chicken and replacing it with some pig, wink wink. If you’d like, you can turn these into patties as well. I just love meatballs, bada boom.
Sweet Apple Pork Meatballs
- 2 1/2 pounds ground pork
- 2 apples peeled and finely diced
- 2 tablespoons garlic powder
- 2 tablespoons onion powder
- 1 teaspoon white pepper
- 2 tablespoons ground sage
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 425° F. Prepare a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. You will most likely need more than one if you are going to use the entire 2 1/2 pounds.
- Combine all of your spices into a large bowl.
- Add in the ground pork. Using your hands, spread the spices onto all of the meat. Then, you can add in the diced apples and combine thoroughly.
- Create 30-40 meatballs (about 1-oz each). Spread them evenly on the parchment lined baking sheet.
- Bake meatballs in the oven for 25-30 minutes until they appear golden brown.
- Serve with your favorite side dish. I prepared mine with zoodles (spiraled zucchini pasta.) Enjoy!
Hi! I’m Monica – recipe developer, matcha addict and lover of all things chocolate, kombucha and any & all puns. I am also the blogger, real food lover, & bonafide hustler behind the blog ‘The Movement Menu.’ I’m so excited to welcome you to my happy space, where my appreciation of creative recipes and healthy & mindful eats come together to inspire you to live a healthy, balanced life.