I’ve got this really great slow-cooker recipe for paleo Italian meatballs in marinara sauce I was craving one day – but didn’t want to wait the 4 to 6 hours it would take to finish up in the crock pot.
So, I took a little shortcut. I left my slow cooker in the cupboard, and whipped out my big cast-iron skillet instead.
I was certain I could turn my crock pot Italian meatball recipe into a stovetop meal. Sure enough, it turned out fantastic – and took a lot less time.
Then I posted the photo of my one-skillet Italian meatball meal on my Instagram page for fun, and everyone started asking for the recipe.
So for my Instagram followers, and all my other impatient paleo peeps who don’t want to wait hours for their Italian meatballs to cook, here’s the quicker version. It only takes about 45 minutes from skillet to plate.
I used basically the same ingredients that are in my slow cooker paleo meatball recipe now. The only change was the meatballs…this time I made them with an equal mix of ground beef and ground Italian pork – wow, so good! (It’s in the recipe below.)
I still love the crock pot version – it’s so easy! But sometimes you just want it faster…this simple one-skillet paleo meatball recipe is definitely the way to go!