Easy Meatballs (That Are Also FAILSAFE)

Easy meatballs that are also FAILSAFE! It CAN be done.

Making beef can be a mixed bag when you’re following a FAILSAFE diet due to the increased risk for high levels of amines. Muscle meats like beef, pork, chicken, and lamb can form what are called heterocyclic amines when they are cooked at high temperatures, browned or charred (like from grilling), or when cooked for long periods of time (like in roasting or slow cooking).

In order to keep the amine levels down, it’s important to watch your cooking temperatures and times. Which is why cooking things in the oven or over medium heat on the stove is an important part of your cooking repertoire. And also why these meatballs have been a lifesaver for me on numerous occasions.

Mostly because I feel good after eating these (unlike the hellish reaction I got after stir frying beef the other night). Even the kids gobble these up, so that counts as 15 separate wins because that never happens in this house.

Feel free to dress these meatballs up with some Pear + Carob BBQ Sauce and/or serve them on your favorite wrap or flatbread. I’m partial the fried flatbread recipe from the RPAH Book, Friendly Food.

Prep Time 5 mins Cook Time 20 mins Total Time 25 mins
Calories: 71 kcal


These easy meatballs are an easy weeknight meal that make for great additions to pretty much everything. Whether you decide to eat them as is or put them atop some sautéed cabbage and make it a wrap, your tastebuds (and family) will thank you.



  1. Preheat oven to 375°F/190°C. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone liner. Set aside.

  2. Mix all ingredients in a small bowl and mix with hands until everything is incorporated. Roll into meatballs — I get anywhere from 12-15. Place on prepared baking sheet.

  3. Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through, being careful not to brown or overcook.

  4. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 71kcal


This recipe is FAILSAFE and RPAH Elimination Diet Friendly. It is also gluten free, dairy free, nightshade free, soy free, and low in salicylates. 

Keywords: dairy free, failsafe, gluten free, low salicylate, meatballs, nightshade free, rpah elimination diet, soy free

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