North African Meatballs | Whole30 & Paleo

These north African meatballs have a deep flavor profile and are perfect for mixing it up on your Whole30.

North African Meatballs | Whole30 & Paleo

You may have guessed by now that I am in love with sauces. My whole deal is that I spend a lot of time meal prepping for clients, but when it comes to home, I like to keep it simple.  This could mean something as easy as dumping some protein and Whole30 compliant sauce into my instant pot and letting the magic work itself through.

This also means that I rely heavily on companies that make pre-made sauces that I can count on to be healthy and not contain a bunch of junky ingredients like all the sauces from The New Primal and these comfort flavors by Mesa De Vida.

About Mesa De Vida Sauces

Mesa de Vida sauces contain all the vegetables and spices you need, perfect for those who don’t have time to create a complicated meal. Plus, I provide you with step-by-step recipes to prepare your home cooked creation in minutes (you’ll feel like a gourmet chef – without the work!) and make it last for several meals throughout your busy week, saving you time and money while expanding your palate and creating more vibrant and delicious lives.

Mesa De Vida Sauces are Whole30 Approved and are available in North African, Creole and Smoky Latin. I LOVE how different they are from the average sauce and you could see why creating with them is A+ for me. I get to have a meal that has deep international flavors with very little work.

These North African meatballs are easy to make because once the meatballs are cooked, you pour sauce on top, add some olives and you’re good to go. Pair with a side like mashed cauliflower or a cruciferous salad and you’re golden!

North African Meatballs 

North African Meatballs | Whole30 & Paleo

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Servings: 4


  • 1 pound Ground Beef
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp Dried Parsley
  • 1 tsp Dried Oregano
  • ¼ cup Pepper Stuffed Green Olives chopped
  • ¾ cup Mesa De Vida North African Sauce
  • Salt/Pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Combine all ingredients until well combined. Shape mixture into equal sized balls, about 2 tablespoons each .
  • Place on rimmed baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Add meatballs and sauce to a pan over medium heat with 1/4 cup of water and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Top with chopped olives and serve.

Valerie Skinner is a Whole30 approved personal chef & recipe developer that bridges the gap between healthy eating and busy lives by providing simple healthy meals and recipes for you and your family.Charleston Personal Chef Thyme and JOY

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