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Squash Meatball Casserole (Serves 4-5)

INGREDIENTS:

2 tablespoons bacon fat

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 small zucchinis, shredded

2 small yellow squash, shredded

1 red onion, shredded

1 tablespoon cumin

1 tablespoon coriander

2 teaspoons smoked paprika

2 teaspoons cayenne pepper

1 pound beef (ground)

1 (14 ounce) can of diced tomatoes

salt and pepper, to taste

fresh parsley, roughly chopped

HOW TO PREPARE:
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • With the use of grater or shredder, shred the zucchini, squash and red onion.
  • Place a large cast iron skillet over medium heat, then add bacon fat and minced garlic, zucchini, squash and onion.
  • Let vegetables cook until soft, then add ½ tablespoon cumin and coriander, 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika and cayenne pepper and a bit of salt and pepper to the vegetables and mix to coat.
  • Add the diced tomatoes.
  • Place ground beef in a bowl along with the rest of the spices and some salt and pepper. Form into meatballs.
  • Press each meatball into the vegetable mixture.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, until meatballs are cooked through.
  • Add fresh parsley on top.

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(recipe and photo from: http://paleomg.com/)

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