Whole 30 Compliant Turkey Meatballs

Whole 30 Compliant Turkey Meatballs

OK, real quick, I have had a few requests for a recipe I posted a picture of the other day. Given that it is my Fantasy Football Draft weekend, I am just going to get right to the goods:

The picture here has steamed and mashed yams, and Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Rice. Nothing too special there. But the pride and joy of this picture is the Turkey Meatballs with Gravy.


For the Meatballs
  • 2 lbs of ground turkey
  • 2 Egg Yolks
  • 1 Tablespoon of Parsley
  • 1 teaspoon of Sea Salt
  • 1 teaspoon of Black Pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon of Cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon of Nutmeg
  • ⅛ teaspoon of Ground Cloves
  • ¼ Sweet Onion, finely minced
  • 1 Garlic Glove, finely minced
  • 1½ Tablespoon of Ghee
For the Gravy
  • ¼ Sweet Onion, finely minced
  • 1 Garlic Clove, finely minced
  • 1 14 oz Can of Full-Fat Coconut Milk
  • 2 cups of Beef Broth
  • 2 Tablespoons of Ghee
  • 1 teaspoon of Black Pepper
  • 3 Tablespoons of Arrowroot Powder (or more to taste/to thicken up)
  • Salt to taste

For the Meatballs

  1. Combine the ground turkey, egg yolks, parsley, salt, pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves in a bowl.
  2. Heat a skillet to medium and add ½ Tablespoon of ghee.
  3. Add the minced onion and garlic and stir-fry for a minute. Add to the meat bowl.
  4. Mix the contents of the bowl until well blended.
  5. Form about 2 Tablespoons worth into a ball.
  6. Heat a cast iron skillet to medium and add the rest of the ghee.
  7. Add about ten balls to the skillet and cook for about 8-10 minutes, continuously rotating each ball, until they are nice and browned.
  8. Remove the balls and place in a strainer to drain. Repeat cooking the balls in a few more batches.
For the Gravy
  1. Add the onion and garlic to the skillet and cook for about a minute.
  2. Add the coconut milk, broth, ghee, and pepper.
  3. Whisk and continue to cook for about 5 minutes.
  4. Add the arrowroot powder one tablespoon at a time and whisk until dissolved. If the gravy clumps then transfer the contents to a blender and blend. Taste and add salt if desired.
  5. Remove from heat and return the meatballs to the sauce.


Turkey meatballs can be just as delicious as regular meatballs, and probably a slight bit healthier…now excuse me while I eat a ton of unhealthy food this weekend at my fantasy football draft! All hail the end of #Summerofmove !

Whole 30 Turkey Meatballs
Whole 30 Turkey Meatballs

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