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Great Italian Meatballs, from baked meatballs
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Baked meatballs

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type B (5 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type O (2 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Entree
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 6 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 cup finely chopped spelt bread (about 2 thin slices)[or other BTD compliant bread, such as Ezekiel or Kamut]
  • 1 Tablespoon dried leaf basil
  • 1/4 cup soy milk [or other BTD compliant milk]
  • 1/2 cup grated pecorino romano cheese (sheep's milk)
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 eggs
  • sea salt, to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black peppercorns
How to make it:
  1. In large bowl, mix all ingredients throughly by hand.
  2. I check for salt by taking a small quarter sized amount and cooking in microwave for about 50 seconds.
  3. When mixed, roll into meatballs (mine are about 2-1/2' diameter) and I get about 10 meatballs. You can certainly make meatballs any size you want.
  4. Place meatballs on a flat pan and bake until browned, about 15 to 20 minutes.
  5. At this point you can continue cooking meatballs in oven and until completely cooked or you can take browned meatballs and continue cooking them in your favorite tomato sauce.
  6. Optionally: after cooled, place in a plastic bag and freeze.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Egg (chicken)1 N N N B N N N N
Beef1 A A A A N N B B
Basil1 N N N N N N N B
Parsley1 B N B B B B B B
Sea Salt1 N N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Beverage Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Rice Milk2 N N B B B B N N
Soy Milk2 B N N A A N N A
Milk (Cow-Whole)- A A A A B N A A

Herb/Spice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Pepper (Black/ Peppercorn) Fre...1 A N A N A N N N

Dairy Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Goat Cheese- N N B N B B N A

Grain Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Ezekiel Bread2 N N B B B N N N
Kamut2 ,3 ,4 ,5 N N A A A A N N
Spelt Flour/Products2 ,3 ,4 ,5 N N N N N N N A

[1] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients that contain gluten.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[5] This recipe uses ingredients which are high in phytates.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

    Please Note:
    When using any recipe, always check it for avoids and make the appropriate adjustments where necessary. The Blood Type Diet Recipe Database has been recently greatly enhanced. Also, the food lists changed somewhat a couple of years ago, and all recipes in the database may not reflect those changes in terms of the blood types for which the recipes are recommended. Volunteer Blood Type Diet Forums Members are working to review and update all the recipes to take advantage of the all the new features and food lists. Please be patient with us until the process has been completed.

    Revision History:
    • Revised Oct 17, 2007 at 10:12 PM By: Don