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Bacon Apple Stuffed Meatball over Sweet Potato Strings with Dill Mayo Cabbage Slaw

Seriously, is that even a title? I have nothing in the way of witty names for this dish… it’s just delicious, healthy & satisfying.

Sometimes weekdays can get away from me. Too busy, too tired, too stressed… and then nada... no amazing meals happen. This blog really is what we eat at home. I don’t get paid for this, there is no extra food budget to play with. That said, I truly try to make every meal an occasion, every meal blog worthy… it’s just much more fun!

This meal idea didn’t even hit me until 4:30pm when my son wanted to ride is bike. Between bike rides & park time I managed to throw this together, and write down the recipe too. Well really, it’s rather simple, just three simple parts that come together to create an extraordinary meal.

Yields Serves 2-3

Bacon Apple Stuffed Meatball over Sweet Potato Strings with Dill Mayo Cabbage Slaw

25 minPrep Time

45 minCook Time

1 hr, 10 Total Time

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  • 1lb organic ground turkey
  • 1 green apple
  • 4 slices uncured nitrate free bacon
  • Pinch cinnamon
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 egg *omit for AIP, use 1 tsp cream of tartar + lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp horseradish mustard *use just horseradish for AIP
  • 1 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • Salt + pepper
  • Sweet Potato Strings
  • 2 medium sweet potato, I used garnet
  • ½ cup coconut oil or other cooking fat
  • Pinch salt
  • *vegetable spiralizer or potato peeler
  • For Slaw:
  • 2 cups shredded red cabbage
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 3 sprigs dill
  • ¼ cup distilled vinegar
  • 1 tsp mustard *omit for AIP
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp. minced mushrooms
  • Pinch salt
  • ½ cup light olive oil


  • First prepare the meatballs.
  • Start with dicing the apple in very small cubes, mincing the garlic, and chopping up the bacon.
  • Heat a skillet to medium-high, add in the bacon, stir occasionally, 2 minutes later add in the apple, garlic & cinnamon.
  • Lower heat to medium.
  • Cook stirring occasionally until the apple is browned and the bacon begins to crisp.
  • Take off heat.
  • Set aside to cool to room temperature- spread the mix out on a plate to expedite the process.
  • Pre-heat oven to 350F.
  • In a large bowl mix the ground turkey with mustard, coconut aminos, coconut flour, egg, salt & pepper.
  • Shape 3-4 large meatballs.
  • Use your fingers to create a well the size of a golf ball in each meatball.
  • Use a spoon to fill the meat cups with bacon-apple mix & close them, pinching the turkey meatball to a close.
  • Coat the meatballs in bacon fat or coconut oil.
  • Set on a sheet pan or cast iron skillet about 1-2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 35 minutes.
  • In the meantime use a spiralizer to make your sweet potato strings. Set aside.
  • Make mayo:
  • In your food processor combine vinegar, dill, mustard, salt & garlic, blend until combined then add one egg yolk in at a time.
  • After 30 seconds, drizzle in oil very slowly to emulsify mayo.
  • Toss desired amount of mayo with shredded cabbage.
  • Store left over mayo in the fridge.
  • When the meatballs are about 8 minutes to being done…
  • Heat oil in a skillet on high.
  • Add in half of the potatoes at a time & sprinkle with salt.
  • Pan fry until crispy, turning them over every 2-3 minutes for 5-8 minutes until golden or light brown.
  • The cooking time will vary depending on how thick your strings are.
  • Remove strings from skillet with tongs and toss in colander to drain excess fat.
  • Repeat with second half of the strings.
  • To plate you meal:
  • Make a little sweet potato nest in the center of your plate
  • Place meatball on top then top with slaw & fresh dill.



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2 Thoughts to “Bacon Apple Stuffed Meatball over Sweet Potato Strings with Dill Mayo Cabbage Slaw”

  1. Louise
    What are the mushrooms for? The mayo or in the slaw?

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