Meatballs cooked in a crockpot make for a perfect meal to share with the family, entertain friends and potlucks! No crockpot? No worries, you can cook them in the oven instead. These low carb crockpot meatballs are perfect for a keto diet too.
The meatballs are juicy and tender and will stay delicious even when you keep them in the freezer for some time. You can cook a big batch of this recipe so you will have a delicious meal any time you want to!
The recipe is from Dot, aka Dot2Trot, “a 40-something marketer who decided in 2012 to focus on getting healthy”. By 2014 she was 125 pounds down from 325 pounds. She doesn’t say what’s happened since.
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Low Carb Crockpot Meatballs
• 1/2 lb. ground beef
• 1/2 lb. ground pork
• 1/2 lb. ground veal (she says lamb in the video below but meant veal)
• 2 organic or free range eggs
• 2 cloves chopped garlic
• 2 cups low carb tomato sauce
• 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
• 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
• 1/2 tsp. Himalayan salt
• 1/4 cup onions, chopped
• 1/4 tsp. ground pepper
1. Mix together the ground meat, eggs, garlic, onion, cilantro, and Parmesan cheese in a bowl. Add the salt and pepper and mix well
2. Shape the meat into golf ball sized balls, with a diameter of about 1.5 to 2 inches.
3. Place the tomato sauce in the crockpot. Add the raw meatballs and toss them gently in the sauce.
4. Cover the crockpot and set temperature to low. Cook for up to four hours.
If you are baking them in the oven:
1. Preheat oven to 375F (190C approx)
2. Make the meatball as above.
3. Place meatballs on a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes, until meatballs brown and internal temperature reaches 165.
4. Remove from sheet and serve with 1/4 cup of low carb tomato sauce if desired.
5. Serve as above with some low carb veggies.
Here’s Dot’s video for the recipe:
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