An easy and delicious recipe for paleo Salisbury Steak Meatballs simmered in an irresistible mushroom onion gravy. Even if you don’t follow a paleo diet you’re still going to love this recipe!
One of the many reasons I’ve been so successful following a Paleo diet is because of delicious recipes like this Salisbury Steak Meatballs! This recipe has a ton of flavor and my entire family loves it! Mr. Mother Thyme says it’s on his favorites list which says a lot. Trust me, over the years I’ve had him try a lot of recipes that just don’t make the cut. When he raves about a recipe or tells me to put it on the dinner rotation I know he really likes it.
These Salisbury Steak Meatballs has been in the works for awhile and I’m excited to share this recipe with you. Even if you don’t follow a paleo diet you’re still going to love this recipe, trust me! If you’re looking for some new and tasty recipes to add to your dinner menu this winter you’ll want to add this to the list for sure! The is the ultimate comfort food perfect for a chilly fall or winter day!
This recipe is incredibly easy to make and all comes together in one skillet. If you have a large cast iron skillet I encourage you to use that. I love using my cast iron skillet especially in this recipe as you get all the yummy brown bits from meatballs mixed with the delicious mushroom onion gravy. If you don’t have a cast iron skillet, no worries! Just use your favorite large deep skillet and you’ll be all set. If you want to save a little time and don’t mind an extra pan to wash you can cook the meatballs in one skillet and cook the mushrooms and onions in another. This will save you about 20 minutes but you’ll miss out on getting the little brown bits all soaked up in gravy when you’re cooking the mushrooms and onions.
This recipe was inspired by my recipe for French Onion Chicken that has been incredibly popular. If you haven’t had a chance to try that recipe yet you’ll definitely want to try it too! It’s loaded with caramelized onions simmered in a thick beef gravy. It’s super good! Since I follow a paleo diet I still make it with just a few modifications. I don’t add the cheese and I use arrowroot instead of flour to thicken the sauce. Even with those little changes it still is delish!
You’ll notice in my recipe I add warm water. That isn’t a typo and I know if might be a little scary for some people but trust me, it’s what makes these meatballs so tender! I’ve added warm water to my meatballs for years and it never fails! Just mix the meat mixture really well first then add the water. If you’ve never done this before at first you’ll think it’s a mistake but add you mix in the water the water will absorbed into the meat. Use your hands to really combine it well and you’ll be good to go! If you’re a little skeptical then add 1/4 cup water at first, mix it in then add the remaining water.
This recipe for Salisbury Steak Meatballs is just as good! No wonder why Mr. Mother Thyme loves it! The meatballs are crispy on the outside and tender and full of flavor on the inside. The meatballs are simmered in an incredible mushroom onion gravy which I could just eat with a spoon! They’re great served on top of mashed potatoes, mashed cauliflower or my personal favorite, just by itself! I just take some meatballs and a big spoonful (or two) of the gravy and dig in!