Make these flavorful, scrumptious Honey Chipotle Meatballs from the upcoming Paleo Cupboard Cookbook! They're gluten-free and make a great weeknight meal or appetizer. | StupidEasyPaleo.com

Honey Chipotle Meatballs

Honey Chipotle Meatballs will knock your socks off, and I’m bringing it to you courtesy of the Paleo Cupboard Cookbook by my close personal gal pal, Amy Densmore.

Make these flavorful, scrumptious Honey Chipotle Meatballs from the upcoming Paleo Cupboard Cookbook! They're gluten-free and make a great weeknight meal or appetizer. | StupidEasyPaleo.com

I first met Amy over two years ago when I’d just left my classroom teaching gig, and I was a huge fan of her site Paleo Cupboard.

Another blogger connected us because I was too shy to reach out to her, and as luck would have it she 1) graciously started chatting with me and 2) we live just 15 minutes apart. Since then, Amy and I talk pretty much daily, and she’s been a huge source of support.

I’m so pleased to share this recipe for Honey Chipotle Meatballs with you, and it comes straight out of Amy’s book, The Paleo Cupboard Cookbook.

What Makes The Paleo Cupboard Cookbook Special?

Make these flavorful, scrumptious Honey Chipotle Meatballs from the upcoming Paleo Cupboard Cookbook! They're gluten-free and make a great weeknight meal or appetizer. | StupidEasyPaleo.com

Amy is a master of global flavors—so you’ll never get bored—and she’s got 140+ recipes with 8 weeks of meal plans & shopping lists to get you started. Plus, Amy wants you to learn how to make even the simplest dishes taste incredible, so she devoted a whole section to creating flavor.

The recipes in The Paleo Cupboard Cookbook are totally accessible and nutritionally well-rounded, plus they’re delivered with Amy’s signature wit. It’s a definite that you’ll have fun in the kitchen when you’re cooking from her book.

Now, On To the Honey Chipotle Meatballs!

Amy writes:

“These meatballs make a great appetizer, or you can serve them over zucchini noodles (page 328) or Seasoned Cauliflower Rice (page 200) for a main dish. You can adjust the amount of chipotle powder and dry mustard in the sauce to suit your taste: use less if you are sensitive to heat, or add more if you like things a little spicier!”

Make these flavorful, scrumptious Honey Chipotle Meatballs from the upcoming Paleo Cupboard Cookbook! They're gluten-free and make a great weeknight meal or appetizer. | StupidEasyPaleo.com

I made the recipe, and it was incredibly simple with a few key ingredients that you’ll probably already have in your paleo pantry.

These Meatballs Are Great Appetizers

These would be perfect as an appetizer at a party – just set them out with some mini bamboo skewers or toothpicks – or as a non-fussy weeknight dinner. Definitely stupid-easy!

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Make these flavorful, scrumptious Honey Chipotle Meatballs from the upcoming Paleo Cupboard Cookbook! They're gluten-free and make a great weeknight meal or appetizer. | StupidEasyPaleo.com

Honey Chipotle Meatballs (Paleo, Gluten-Free)

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Paleo, Pork
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 620 kcal
Author: Steph Gaudreau

Make this awesome Honey Chipotle Meatball recipe from the upcoming Paleo Cupboard Cookbook! These are paleo and gluten-free. These meatballs make a great weeknight meal or appetizer. Get the recipe now!

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Ingredients

For the Meatballs

  • 3/4 pound ground beef
  • 3/4 pound ground pork
  • 1/2 cup onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons ghee page 320, lard (page 322), or tallow (page 324)

For the Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup chicken broth page 310
  • 1/3 cup tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp chipotle chili powder chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp dry yellow mustard
  • 3 green onions chopped, for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Make the meatballs: In a medium-sized mixing bowl, mix the ground beef and pork, onion, garlic, egg, salt, and pepper with your hands until just combined. Form the mixture into meatballs 1½ inches in diameter.

  2. Melt the ghee in a large oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Add the meatballs and cook for 5 minutes, turning frequently, until browned on all sides. Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake for 18 to 20 minutes, until the meatballs are cooked through.

  3. While the meatballs are cooking, make the sauce: Place all of the sauce ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat and whisk to combine. Bring just to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 3 to 5 minutes, until the sauce has thickened, stirring occasionally. Taste and add additional chipotle powder or dry mustard if desired.

  4. Once the meatballs are done cooking, use a slotted spoon to transfer them to the pan with the sauce and toss to coat. Sprinkle with chopped green onion, if desired, and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Honey Chipotle Meatballs (Paleo, Gluten-Free)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 620 Calories from Fat 387
% Daily Value*
Fat 43g66%
Saturated Fat 18g90%
Cholesterol 181mg60%
Sodium 842mg35%
Potassium 798mg23%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 605IU12%
Vitamin C 13.9mg17%
Calcium 55mg6%
Iron 3.5mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Hi Steph – these look amazing and I can’t wait to try them for as an appetizer. They would be great for any party. How long will they keep? And am I able to make a big batch and freeze them for a later date?

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