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Caveman Meatball Sub

Prep time 20 min
Cook time 15 min
Total time 35 min

Prep time 20 min
Cook time 15 min
Total time 35 min


The cavemen ate meatball subs, right?

Can’t you just imagine a prehistoric family gathered around the fire, their hands filled with meatballs, sopping sauce off their faces with almond bread. Or maybe that’s just how my family looked while enjoying this mouthwatering meal!

When your meals are grain-free it can feel like every night you’re looking at a piece of meat with a pile of greens. Not that there’s anything wrong with meat and greens, but sometimes it’s fun to have a unique dish that still steers clear of grains, gluten and starch.

Check out below where I share my 3-minute trick for getting the organic, store bought marinara sauce to taste homemade.

Serves 6
For the Meatballs:

1 pound grass-fed ground beef

1 pound ground turkey

1 cup yellow onion, finely chopped

3 cloves Garlic, minced

¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped

½ teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon Dried Oregano

½ teaspoon smoked paprika

½ teaspoon dried basil

½ teaspoon dried rosemary

½ teaspoon black pepper

2 tablespoons coconut flour

2 tablespoons Almond Meal

olive oil for cooking

For the Sauce:

1 tablespoon olive oil

¼ cup yellow onion, minced

1 clove Garlic, minced

3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

½ teaspoon smoked paprika

1 can marinara sauce


Bake a loaf of ​Almond Bread​ using blanched almond flour. Once cooled, cut into thick slices.

For the Meatballs:

Combine all of the meatball ingredients in a bowl, mix it all up with your hands until fully combined. Form 1.5 inch balls.


Place some olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Evenly space the meatballs around the pan. After a few minutes turn the meatballs to brown on all sides.

For the Sauce:

Place the olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, parsley and paprika. Cook for a few minutes, stirring often. Add the jar of marinara and continue to heat for 5 minutes.

Assemble your Caveman Meatball Subs:

Place a slice of almond bread on each plate. Spread with some sauce, top with meat balls and more sauce.


Calories: 512
Fat: 28g
Carbohydrates: 15g
Sodium: 365mg
Fiber: 6g
Protein: 46g
Sugar: —

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