Meatballs and Cauli Mash

June 29, 2017

Happy Thursday, my friends!

I am always looking for dishes that I can cook early in the week and eat for lunch the rest of the week. For some reason lunch is SO HARD for me; I’ll save that topic for another day. (If you have lunch tips, send my way, help!) This meatballs and cauli mash recipe is a bulls-eye when it comes to making a meal in bulk and eating it all week. Personally, I like to cook dinner every night, it’s therapeutic for me, but I love having leftovers for lunch during the week.

I found this meatballs and cauli mash recipe on the Whole30Recipes Instagram account and changed a few things, so here is my version! I promise it will not disappoint!

Meatballs

1 lb lean ground beef

1 lb ground Italian sausage (Use ground pork if you are doing Whole30)

1/4 cup almond flour

1 egg, beaten

1/2 onion, diced

1 jalapeno, ribbed and diced

2 tsp Italian seasoning

1 tsp garlic, minced

Garlic Powder

Salt and Pepper

Parsley, chopped

1 jar marinara sauce

  1. First, preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Mix the meat, plus all other ingredients (other than the sauce and the parsley) into a bowl.
  3. Roll the meatballs into golf ball size balls.
  4. Place the meatballs on a greased cookie sheet or parchment paper. Bake for about 10 minutes. This step is just to slightly cook the meatballs.
  5. Place the marinara in a dutch oven and bring to a simmer.
  6. Then, add the meatballs to the marinara, along with some salt and pepper. Let the little guys simmer for about 10-15 minutes or until the meatballs are cooked through.

Cauliflower Mash

1 cauliflower head

1 tbsp ghee

Garlic Powder

Salt and Pepper

Optional: A splash of coconut milk. Not too much though! (Measuring is for the birds. Ain’t nobody got time for that!)

  1. Cut cauliflower into large pieces.
  2. Steam the cauliflower pieces for about 15 minutes or until it’s soft enough to puncture with a fork.
  3. Place steamed cauliflower in a large bowl, add seasonings, ghee and coconut milk and start mashing. Some recipes call for a blender, but I hate cleaning my blender, so that’s not an option for me. A masher works just fine!
  4. Finally, make sure it passes the taste test and feel free to add a bit more salt or pepper to your liking.

I hope y’all enjoy this recipe as much as I do! Comment below and let me know how it turned out for you! Now, go kick the rest of this week’s ass, as always ?

By Kate

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