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Whole30 chimichurri meatballs

Chimichurri Whole30 Meatballs

These chimichurri Whole30 meatballs are packed with flavor, full of garlic and herbs, and Swiss chard. A great way to get your greens, these chimichurri Whole30 meatballs make a great and easy Whole30 dinner. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Argentinian
Keyword chimichurri, meatballs, whole30
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 821 kcal
Author Cheryl Malik



  • 2 cloves garlic , peeled and smashed
  • 5 green onions , roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro , roughly chopped
  • 2 cups Swiss chard , roughly chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 pinch salt
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 tbsp Sprouts Farmers Market coconut oil , for frying


  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley , roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro , roughly chopped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic , peeled and smashed
  • 1 1/2 dried oregano
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup Sprouts Farmers Market olive oil or avocado oil



  1. Combine all chimichurri ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and process until totally chopped and smooth. Transfer to a jar or air-tight container and chill until meatballs are ready.

Whole30 Meatballs

  1. Make the meatballs: in the bowl of a food processor, combine 2 cloves garlic, green onions, and 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves. Process until chopped and uniform.

  2. Add the Swiss chard, a handful at a time, and process until chopped and uniform. Transfer mixture to a large mixing bowl and add 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, 1 teaspoon dried oregano, 1-1 1/2 teaspoons salt, ground pork, and ground beef. 

  3. Using your hands, mix until well-combined, but don't overmix. Using a disher or spoon, shape into balls. Heat coconut oil in a cast-iron skillet over medium heat - use enough coconut oil to coat the bottom of the skillet. Add meatballs and cook, stirring occasionally, until nicely browned and cooked through. Remove from skillet and drain on a paper towel-lined plate.

  4. Serve with plenty of fresh chimichurri.

Recipe Notes

This food processor is awesome and affordable.

Nutrition Facts
Chimichurri Whole30 Meatballs
Amount Per Serving (4 g)
Calories 821 Calories from Fat 630
% Daily Value*
Fat 70g108%
Saturated Fat 23g144%
Cholesterol 155mg52%
Sodium 224mg10%
Potassium 846mg24%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 43g86%
Vitamin A 1998IU40%
Vitamin C 20mg24%
Calcium 74mg7%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.