Case of the Mondays/Primal Meatballs and Sauce

20 Aug

Woke up this morning feeling like p Diddy, ok not really.  Woke up this morning and went in a two mile run. I’m beginning to wonder if I ever will not get out of breath when running. Oh well.

Tonight I am making turkey meatball subs. No sub for me, but plenty of meatballs and sauce. Trying primal variations on a recipe I used before for meatballs, gonna use ground almonds in place of bread crumbs.  Gonna make the sauce myself. If it’s good, I’ll post the recipe.

Later today is also a p90x lifting day for me, chest and back.


Ok, so I made the turkey meatballs with from scratch tomato sauce (mostly).  This is a primal friendly recipe so if you are looking for one, here it is:

2 lbs lean turkey meat

6 garlic cloves (you can substitute garlic powder in a pinch)

1/2 a white onion

1 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

1 tsp oregano

2 large eggs (beaten)

1/2 cup of ground almonds (not quite the consistency of almond flour, but not too big of chunks, these are replacing bread crumbs so they should be about the same size.

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Pre-heat oven to 375.

Put a pan on the stove top coat with 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil.

Mix all ingredients in a bowl.  Form 41 1 oz meatballs.  Put them in the pan with the oil about 12 at a time.  Turn after 3 minutes or so.  Take the meatballs and put them on a non greased cookie sheet.

Once you have all of them on a cookie sheet cook for appox 20 minutes at 375.  After 20 minutes ensure that they are the proper internal temperature for turkey meat with a meat thermometer.  Easy


1 large can of diced tomatoes (you can also use fresh tomatoes diced if you have them available)

1/2 a large white onion

2 garlic cloves (or garlic powder if you desire)

2 tablespoons of tomato paste

1/4 tsp of salt

1/4 pepper

basil to taste

Heat olive oil in a pan.  Add tomatoes (do not drain off liquid).  Add all ingredients.  Cook on medium heat covered until it reduces to a thick sauce.  You may want to add more salt or garlic or basil to taste.

Nutritional information:

Meatballs: Each 58 cal/1 carb/4g of fat/5 grams protein

Sauce: 1/6 of total 58 calories/7 carbs/2 fat/2 grams protein

Tastes great to me.




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Posted by on August 20, 2012 in Uncategorized


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