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.
Easy Meatballs (That Are Also FAILSAFE)
- 1 lb ground beef
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 tbsp green onions chopped
- ½ tsp garlic minced (or 1 clove)
- Preheat oven to 375°F/190°C. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone liner. Set aside.
- 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.
- Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through, being careful not to brown or overcook.