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Easy Meatballs

Whether you want meatballs or Meatloaf, this recipe is as easy as it gets! Just double the recipe for family size meatloaf.


Greek style meatballs made with ground chicken.

Greek style meatballs made with ground chicken.

Base Ingredients

1 pound ground protein (beef, chicken, turkey, pork, lamb)

note* if using chicken or turkey add 2 tablespoons of fat to mixture.

1 egg

1/2 cup ground pork skins

2 tablespoons dehydrated minced onion

2 teaspoons garlic powder

salt and pepper to taste (when using salty cheese go lightly with the salt)

Flavor Options

Traditional American:

1/2 cup sugar free ketchup

2 tablespoons beef broth powder

1 tablespoon sugar free bbq sauce.

2 slices cooked thick sliced bacon crumbled

Greek Style:

1/2 cup feta cheese crumbles

1 cup chopped spinach

1-1 1/2 teaspoons Greek Seasoning

Italian Stye:

1/2 cup ground Parmesan cheese

3-4 finely chopped fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

1/2 teaspoon dried chili pepper (optional)

Mexican Style:

1/2 cup queso fresco crumbles

1 tablespoon Mexican taco seasoning

1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro


Italian Style Meatballs

Italian Style Meatballs

Directions

The meatballs can be baked or pan fried. They can also be prepped and frozen fresh for later use.

Place meat, egg, ground pork skins, minced onion, salt, pepper, garlic powder, in large bowl. Add selected flavor ingredients, lightly mix until combined.

Baking Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
With your hands or cookie scoop shape mixture into 1 1/2” balls, place on baking sheet leaving space in between.
Bake for about 30 minutes and remove.

Pan Frying Instructions

Place heavy skillet over medium heat and add 2-3 tablespoons of avocado oil in pan.

Add meatballs leaving space in between. Brown meatballs while turning for even color. Meatballs are done when firm and juices run clear.


Mexican Style Meatballs

Mexican Style Meatballs


Meatballs are delicious and versatile!

Meatballs are delicious and versatile!

I encourage everyone to calculate macros for themselves. You will be learning how many carbs there are in individual foods and as people use various brands and ingredients it will be more accurate. 

This post may contain affiliate links. The price you pay as a consumer does not change, but I may make a small commission based on your purchase. Thank you for supporting Keto For Real Life People! 

Uncategorized

Easy Meatballs

Whether you want meatballs or Meatloaf, this recipe is as easy as it gets! Just double the recipe for family size meatloaf.


Greek style meatballs made with ground chicken.

Greek style meatballs made with ground chicken.

Base Ingredients

1 pound ground protein (beef, chicken, turkey, pork, lamb)

note* if using chicken or turkey add 2 tablespoons of fat to mixture.

1 egg

1/2 cup ground pork skins

2 tablespoons dehydrated minced onion

2 teaspoons garlic powder

salt and pepper to taste (when using salty cheese go lightly with the salt)

Flavor Options

Traditional American:

1/2 cup sugar free ketchup

2 tablespoons beef broth powder

1 tablespoon sugar free bbq sauce.

2 slices cooked thick sliced bacon crumbled

Greek Style:

1/2 cup feta cheese crumbles

1 cup chopped spinach

1-1 1/2 teaspoons Greek Seasoning

Italian Stye:

1/2 cup ground Parmesan cheese

3-4 finely chopped fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

1/2 teaspoon dried chili pepper (optional)

Mexican Style:

1/2 cup queso fresco crumbles

1 tablespoon Mexican taco seasoning

1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro


Italian Style Meatballs

Italian Style Meatballs

Directions

The meatballs can be baked or pan fried. They can also be prepped and frozen fresh for later use.

Place meat, egg, ground pork skins, minced onion, salt, pepper, garlic powder, in large bowl. Add selected flavor ingredients, lightly mix until combined.

Baking Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
With your hands or cookie scoop shape mixture into 1 1/2” balls, place on baking sheet leaving space in between.
Bake for about 30 minutes and remove.

Pan Frying Instructions

Place heavy skillet over medium heat and add 2-3 tablespoons of avocado oil in pan.

Add meatballs leaving space in between. Brown meatballs while turning for even color. Meatballs are done when firm and juices run clear.


Mexican Style Meatballs

Mexican Style Meatballs


Meatballs are delicious and versatile!

Meatballs are delicious and versatile!

I encourage everyone to calculate macros for themselves. You will be learning how many carbs there are in individual foods and as people use various brands and ingredients it will be more accurate. 

This post may contain affiliate links. The price you pay as a consumer does not change, but I may make a small commission based on your purchase. Thank you for supporting Keto For Real Life People!