Healthy Paleo Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Healthy Paleo Sweet and Sour Meatballs! The perfect quick & easy weeknight recipe that everyone in your family will love! 
Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine asian
Keyword healthy sweet and sour meatballs, paleo appetizer, sweet and sour meatballs recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 236.1kcal
Author Laura



Sweet and Sour Sauce:

  • ¾ cup coconut sugar or honey or organic cane sugar (not paleo)
  • ½ cup distilled white or apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup ketchup {paleo approved}
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 TBS coconut aminos (or soy sauce - not paleo)



Making the meatballs:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease a baking sheet, set aside.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the dry ingredients (coconut flour, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper). Set aside.
  • In a large bowl mix together the meat, coconut aminos, milk and egg until well combined.
  • Add the dry ingredients to meat mixture. Stir until well combined.
  • Roll the mixture into 1-2” balls and place evenly spaced on your prepared baking sheet. (This step could be pretty messy and sticky, but don’t worry they will bake very nicely)!
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes, until tops are slightly browned or internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F.

Making the sauce:

  • While meatballs are baking, in a small bowl whisk together the sauce ingredients: sugar, vinegar, ketchup, garlic salt and coconut aminos. Set aside.

Putting it together:

  • Transfer the baked meatballs into a pot or pan (I use a 4 quart saucepan) and pour sauce over them. Cook on medium heat until sauce begins to bubble, stirring every 3 minutes.
  • Mix 1 TBS tapioca flour into 1½ TBS cold water and add to sauce.
  • Continue to cook over medium heat until sauce thickens and the meatballs are evenly coated.
  • Serve warm with stir-fried veggies, spaghetti squash, or your favorite Asian sides!


This recipe feeds my family (2 adults, 3 kids) perfectly. If you have more mouths to feed I recommend doubling it!


Serving: 4meatballs | Calories: 236.1kcal | Carbohydrates: 29.7g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 6.5g | Saturated Fat: 2.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 84.3mg | Sodium: 587mg | Potassium: 31mg | Fiber: 0.8g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1.3mg