Sunday, October 05, 2014

Chorizo Spiced Meatballs [Primal and Paleo Friendly]

Happy weekend everybody! The weather has finally turned to autumn this past week and I'm loving it. Josh is planning to take me to the pumpkin patch sometime this weekend, so I will probably be unearthing all my fall decorating stuff out of storage in the next few days.

Today I'm making chorizo spiced meatballs. They are actually made out of regular hamburger instead of traditional chorizo sausage. If you have a well stock spice cabinet, then you probably have all you need to make your own chorizo. Usually it is made out of ground pork, but I think that either beef or pork works here.

Chorizo Spiced Meatballs

Makes about 4 servings (or 2 if you're really hungry)


1 pound ground beef or pork
1 egg
2 tablespoons ancho chile powder
1 tablespoon cumin
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon coriander
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 bay leaves, crushed finely


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix together all the spices, then add the spice mixture to the meat and egg in a medium bowl. Combine evenly and roll into 1 inch balls. Place on a foil-lined baking sheet and cook for about 25 minutes.

These meatballs taste great alone, but also would pair well with fried eggs, on a taco salad, in a tomato sauce on zoodles, or dipped in homemade ranch along side some crudites.

I'm also planning on using this spice mixture in a marinade for chicken. Mmmm!

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1 comment:

  1. This spice mixture sounds wonderful! I think I'll pick up some ancho chile powder tonight!


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