Meatballs in Tomato Gravy

Yield: 4 servings
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 37 minutes


For Meatballs:

  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 organic egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped finely
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/3 cup almond meal
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil

For Tomato Gravy:

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • ½ of small onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest, grated finely
  • 2 cups tomatoes, chopped finely
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes, crushed
  • ¾ cup bone broth
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped


  1. For meatballs in a large bowl, add all ingredients except oil and mix until well combined.
  2. Make about 1-inch sized balls from mixture.
  3. In a large skillet, melt coconut oil over medium heat and cook meatballs for about 3-5 minutes or until golden brown from all sides.
  4. Transfer the meatballs into a bowl.
  5. For gravy in a large pan, melt coconut oil over medium heat and sauté onion and garlic for about 4 minutes.
  6. Add lemon zest, tomatoes, cinnamon, red pepper flakes and broth and simmer for about 7 minutes.
  7. Stir in salt, black pepper and meatballs and reduce the heat to medium-low.
  8. Simmer for about 20 minutes.
  9. Serve hot with the garnishing of parsley.

Nutritional Information per Serving:

Calories: 400
Fat: 27.5g
Saturated Fat: 15.1g
Sodium: 187mg
Carbohydrates: 10.7g
Dietary Fiber: 3.3g
Sugar: 4.3g
Protein: 31g