Apple Tarragon Meatballs

Plate of apple and tarragon pork meatballs with zucchini noodles.

It’s been a great first week in our new place! We’re pretty much settled in and unpacked which always feels nice. Both Joe and I feel so much more content and happier in this place than the last one… we both keep saying we wish we were living here from the start but I’m sure we appreciate it that much more because we had to go through living in a not so nice place with lots of problems at the start.

Yesterday we went for a bit of a wander around the neighbourhood and I snapped some photos so I’ll share those in another post some time this week hopefully. Also for those of you who aren’t following me on my Facebook page you might not know that we are now living pretty much across the road from a castle! Crazy huh?! We even get free annual passes to the castle which we collected yesterday, which means we can pop over whenever we like! So yep overall life is good :)

So on to the recipe! This is the first one I’m sharing from our new place… YAAAYYYY!!! For this recipe I got to thinking about classic flavour combinations, specifically two or three ingredients that go REALLY well together and that have stood the test of time. Things like salt and caramel, garlic, tomato and basil or chocolate and bacon… YEP! All fantastic flavour combinations.

One of the quickest and easiest things I make are meatballs, we buy a lot of ground meat, it’s cheaper than a lot of other cuts of meat and convenient as it can be prepared a number of different ways. Plus you can flavour it in SO many different ways that personally I find it hard to get sick of. Plus I think if you’re looking at going paleo and are finding it daunting because you think grass-fed/pastured meat is expensive then using ground meat is a great option!

Anyway back to the recipe! So since we had some pastured ground pork in the freezer I decided to use that as the base for my meatballs, then I thought about what flavours go well with pork and I decided on apple and tarragon. I mean talk about a classic combination! Pork and apples together are AMAZING but the addition of tarragon makes it even BETTER!

Apple Tarragon Meatballs

Apple, Tarragon and Pork Meatballs

Apple Tarragon Meatballs
 
Ingredients
  • 500g/1.1lbs ground pork
  • 1 Pink Lady apple or sweet apple of your choice
  • 2 tsp dried tarragon
  • Himalayan salt, to taste.
  • Freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180C/350F.
  2. Line a baking tray with foil or parchment paper.
  3. Place ground pork into a mixing bowl.
  4. Wash, core, peel and grate the apple on a box grater or in a food processor. Add the grated apple to the pork.
  5. Add the tarragon and season with the S&P.
  6. Using your hands mix everything together well.
  7. Form medium sized meatballs with your hands with the mixture and place onto the lined baking tray as you go.
  8. Place in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the meatballs are cooked through.

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Comments

  1. says

    Hi there – recipe sounds great I will try it but I will use apples other than Pink Lady. Not sure if you are aware but Pink Lady is a Trade mark rather than a type of apple and we have so many beautiful apples here in the UK it seems a shame to use imported ones rather than heirloom ….

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