Nothing says Fall like apple recipes! One of my favorite dinner combinations involves honey crisp apples and pork. While we all love a good pork chop, I wanted to switch things up this week. I found this pork and apple meatball recipe on my local grocery store’s food blog (which is full of great family-friendly recipes!). HERE is the original recipe.
Why do I love meatballs? Because can carry so much flavor in one bite! Plus these are completely grain and dairy-free, making it a Paleo and Whole30 compliant recipe. I chopped up some fresh sage to add to the fall flavors and made sure to brown them all to perfection prior to baking. One thing about meatballs is, I wish I could taste “the dough” to know if they are seasoned enough before I cook, but I am proud to say that these are spiced to perfection (and when in doubt, another dash of salt won’t hurt).
The original recipe calls for the meatballs to be served on a bed of cauliflower rice. While I enjoy cauliflower rice, I wanted to add some extra green to the dinner, so I chopped up some brussels sprouts and sauteed them until they were soft and a bit charred. Brussels sprouts are the perfect addition to a fall meal, but honestly, I love them all year round.
Enjoy this delicious autumn recipe and let us know what you think!
Xoxo, Claire and the Mamas at Mama Jess
Original recipe here
Makes 15 large meatballs