I love meatballs and I love providing you with more AIP recipes. These AIP Orange Garlic Meatballs are going to be hit! They’re easy to make, baked in the oven to easy cleanup, and pair perfectly with my Egg-Free Garlic Mayo.  I love adding citrus to recipes as it adds a great Vitamin C boost and wonderful flavor.

What is AIP?

AIP is short for Autoimmune Paleo it’s an elimination protocol used to help those with autoimmune disease heal their gut and discover which foods are contributing to their symptoms. You can read more about it here.  Ingredients like eggs, nuts, and seed-based spices are omitted on this protocol, so getting creative with flavor profiles is a must. AIP helped me heal my body in many ways and put my autoimmune disease in remission. You can read more about that here.

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Orange Garlic Meatballs

As I mentioned above I love adding citrus to recipes! In these AIP meatballs, I also bring in garlic and ginger too because yum!!!! You can go fresh with these flavors if you like, the same as my AIP Ginger Lime Wings. When using fresh vs dried seasonings you want to multiply the amount by three. I keep McCormick Gourmet Valencia Orange Peel in my spice cabinet at all times!  When I want to hit the easy button on my recipes I rely heavily on my dried spices.

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Sheet Pan FTW!

I use. Nordic Ware sheet pan and line it with parchment paper. Help keep the mess down and you can cook several meatballs all at once. This recipe makes 24 meatballs. Perfect for meal prep or meal planning! Get customized AIP meal plans here. 

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AIP Orange Garlic Meatballs (egg free, keto friendly, Whole30)

  • Author: Cristina Curp
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 24 meatballs 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: AIP
  • Diet: Gluten Free


A delicious and allergen-free meatballs recipe! Perfect family-friendly meal!



  • 1 pound ground beef (85% lean)
  • 1 pound ground pork (or beef)
  • 2 teaspoons fine salt
  • 2 teaspoons dried orange peel (see post)
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour or tiger nut flour
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar (or coconut aminos)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl combine all of the ingredients. Mix very well.
  3. Shape 24 meatballs and arrange them on the sheet pan. Drizzle or brush with a little extra olive oil.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until cooked through.
  5. Enjoy! I served with greens and my AIP Garlic Mayo (link here)

Recipe Notes:

  • Store leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container. To heat warm up in a skillet with a tight-fitting lid and 1/2 a cup of water or broth.


  • Serving Size: 3 Meatballs
  • Calories: 187.5g
  • Fat: 11.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.2g
  • Carbohydrates: 3.1g
  • Fiber: 0.8g
  • Protein: 17.2g

Keywords: AIP Orange Ginger Meatballs

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