Italian Omega 3 Meatballs Recipe (serves 9-11)

By Julie Sews - 8:29:00 PM

In order to have high Omega 3's in this recipe you must use grass/pasture raised beef and pork, organic eggs, and add ground flax (flax meal).  When we use animal products that are organic/grass-fed, the end product will have more Omega-3 to Omega 6 ratio, as opposed to conventional animal products.  Consuming too high of Omega 6 and too little Omega 3's is very bad for your health.  You can read more about this here. I like to make a lot of meatballs at once and freeze what I don't use.  That way I have instant homemade meal ready to go.

Italian  Omega 3 Meatballs  Recipe (serves 9-11)

4 slices of wheat bread torn into little pieces
1 cup of buttermilk or yogurt with 2 tablespoons of milk
1 lb of grass fed beef
1 lb of pasture raised pork
1/2 cup of freshly grated Parmesan cheese 
2 tablespoons of minced fresh parsley leaves
2 organic eggs
2 medium garlic cloves put through a garlic press (about 2 tsp)
1 1/2 tsp of pink salt (realsalt or himalyan salt see my article on this here)
1/2 tsp of freshly grated black pepper
1 tsp of ground mustard
1 tsp of hot sauce
canola oil for the pan

  1. Mash the bread and buttermilk into a smooth paste in a large bowl and let stand for 10 min
  2. Add all the remaining ingredients to the mashed bread; stir until uniform. 
  3. Form into balls about 1-11/2 inches, (a cookie dough scoop works great for this) it should make about 35-40 meatballs.
  4. Pour the oil into a 12 inch skillet (use a cast iron skillet if you have one) until it's about 1/4" deep. 
  5. Heat over medium high heat and add the meatballs in a single layer and cook until it's nicely brown all over, do not let it burn though!  It should take about 10 min.  When done place on a paper toweled plate.  Repeat until all the meat mixture is gone.
  6. If you have leftovers place the meatballs on a cookie sheet and place in the freezer until frozen.  Then place it in your desired container (I use a large square Prex container for mine).  You'll have a quick homemade meal ready to go.  You can put it in the fridge the night before and then put it in the oven or toaster oven for about 10 min at 350 degrees.  
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