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Bacon Meatballs with Cream Sauce


[Meatball]

  • 16oz bacon divided in 1/2

  • 1lb ground meat

  • 3tbsp blanched almond flour

  • 1 shallot - diced

  • Dried parsley

  • Black pepper

  • Garlic salt

[Cream Sauce]

  • 1/4 cup salted butter

  • 1/4 cup heavy cream

  • 1 shallot - diced

  • Garlic salt

  • Black pepper

  • Fresh thyme

[Steps]

  1. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment or tin foil. Preheat oven to 190degC with the rack in the middle.

  2. Trim fat off 8oz of the bacon and chop into small pieces.

  3. Combine all meatball ingredients (including 8oz chopped bacon) and form into 1-inch meatballs. Arrange in a single layer and bake for 15-20mins until golden brown.

  4. Bake the remainder of the bacon and crumble for topping.

  5. For the sauce: Melt butter in a large skillet, brown the shallot.

  6. Add the cream and whisk until combined. Season to taste with garlic salt & pepper.

  7. Add meatballs to sauce and combine. Gently fold in pasta (if using) and some thyme. Serve hot.

  8. Top with crumbled bacon and fresh thyme.

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