Greek Meatballs (Instant Pot - Paleo, Whole30 + Keto)
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
These Greek meatballs with a creamy Tzatziki sauce are such a flavorful meatball concoction! They are an easy Instant Pot meal and no one would ever know that they are Paleo and Whole30.
For the meatballs:
- 1/2 red onion
- 1 cup mushrooms
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley
- 6-8 fresh mint leaves
- 1 lb ground lamb (can sub beef)
- 1 lb ground pork
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp ground pepper
For the sauce:
- 1/2 English cucumber, peeled and roughly chopped
- 1 cup coconut yogurt (or sub 1/2 cup full fat coconut milk and 1/2 cup mayo)
- 2 cloves garlic, peeled
- 1/2 cup fresh dill
- 1 tbsp lemon juice (about 1/2 lemon)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
Place the onion, mushrooms, garlic, parsley and mint leaves in a food processor. Pulse until everything is finely chopped. Don't overprocess as it will turn too mush. Alternatively, you can finely dice these ingredients.
Place ground beef and pork in a large bowl. Add in the chopped veggies, almond flour, oregano, salt and pepper. Mix everything with your hands until ingredients are incorporated.
Form the mixture into medium sized meatballs and place them in the instant pot. Stack the meatballs if needed, this recipe will make about 20 meatballs.
Secure the lid of the Instant Pot and close the pressure valve. Press the “Manual” button or "Pressure Cook" and cook on high pressure for 10 minutes.
Allow the pressure to naturally release for 15 minutes and then quick release any remaining pressure.
While the meatballs are cooking, prepare the sauce. Peel and cube the cucumber and squeeze the chunks to get rid of any excess liquid (this will help to prevent the sauce from too getting watery).
Rinse out your food processor and dry. Place the cucumber and all other sauce ingredients into the food processor. Process into a smooth consistency. Place in a jar or container and refrigerate until served.
When safe to do so, remove the lid and serve meatballs.
These go well with a simple cucumber salad
or over some greens with some white or cauli rice. Drizzle the sauce over meatballs for serving.
Nutrition facts are an estimate provided for those following a Ketogenic or low-carb diet. See our full nutrition information disclosure here.
Calories: 856kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 52g | Fat: 65g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Fiber: 5g