These Juicy Keto Meatballs are perfect with dozens of delicious low-carb sauces. Make the meatballs, then choose your favorite sauce!
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Juicy Keto Meatballs

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: diabetic, keto, low-carb, slow carb
Servings: 4
Calories: 488kcal


  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 medium onion (finely minced)
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 cup pork rinds (finely crushed)
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese (grated)
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro (finely chopped)
  • 1 tsp sea salt (to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper (freshly ground)
  • 1 clove garlic (finely minced)
  • 1 egg (lightly beaten)


  • Melt a tablespoon of butter in a skillet or pan over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and gentry saute until the onions start to turn brown. Let cool.
  • While the onion is cooking and cooling, put the ground beef and pork together into a small bowl. Sprinkle with one teaspoon baking soda and then mix everything together with your hands. Let sit for 20 - 30 minutes.
  • In a medium bowl, add the ground meats, crushed pork rinds, Parmesan cheese, heavy cream, egg, cooked onions, salt, and pepper and chopped cilantro.
  • Using your hands, mix everything together until thoroughly incorporated. Form into golf ball sized balls.
  • To bake: Heat oven to 350, cover a baking sheet with parchment paper and bake until cooked through Turn every 3 to 4 minutes.
    To fry: Add one tablespoon neutral cooking oil to a heavy pan and fry until browned. Roll the balls over every 3 - 4 minutes so that they fry evenly.
  • Place the cooked meatballs on paper towels to drain. If adding a sauce, heat up the marinara, add back the meatballs and mix gently before serving.
  • If you are freezing your meatball bounty, let them totally cool. Put in your refrigerator for 30 - 60 minutes to cool further. When they are cold, put into freezer grade plastic bags, label and put into your freezer.
  • Serve with a low-carb tomato or cream based sauce, on a bed of zoodles (zucchini noodles) or on a bed of ZERO CARB RICE.


Ground meats:  Yes you can use just beef or just pork.
If you don't care for cilantro, use parsley instead.


Calories: 488kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 170mg | Sodium: 1004mg | Potassium: 388mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 605IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 194mg | Iron: 3mg