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These pizza inspired meatballs are filled with pepperonis, pizza sauce and onions. Whole 30, Keto, Clean Eating, and Paleo.
Pizza Meatballs
Course Appetizer, Main Dish
Keyword Meatballs
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 20 meatballs

Paleo Meatballs
  • 2 pound ground beef
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 3 tbsp chopped sweet onions
  • 1/2 tsp Pink salt
  • 1 tsp black cracked pepper
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 2 1/2 tbsp tapioca flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup chopped compliant pepperonis check for no nitrates and no added sugar (can sub compliant salami or omit all together for Whole30 compliant)
  • 1 1/4 cup compliant pizza sauce or see my recipe below
Compliant Pizza Sauce (Makes 1 1/2 Cup)
  • 1 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 6 oz can tomato paste
  • 1/2 tsp Pink salt
  • 1/4 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
Paleo Meatballs
  1. Preheat the oven to 400° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine hamburger meat egg, onions, seasoning, salt, pepperonis, pizza sauce and tapioca flour. Mix until everything is completely combined.
  3. Use a cookie scoop or a big spoon to scoop the meat. Shape each meatball (1 1/2 inch)
  4. Place each meatball 1 inch apart on the baking sheet. Bake 22-25 minutes (depending on desired doneness). Use any extra sauce for dipping
Paleo Pizza Sauce
  1. Add all ingredients to a medium size sauce pan and whisk together.
  2. Turn to medium/high heat and use a wooden spoon to stir occasionally as it cooks.
  3. Bring to a boil then turn to low. Cook for 20 minutes
  4. Serve immediately or store in fridge for up to 1 week.
Make friends with your local butcher to get the easiest compliant pepperoni. If you can't find Whole 30 compliant pepperoni, sub a compliant salami or omit this ingredient all together.