These giant meatballs are a family favorite! They're low carb, gluten free, LCHF, and keto friendly!
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When hunger strikes – you need these GIANT meatballs! Each one is made from over 2½ ounces of ground beef, with added bacon for good measure!
I've served them with a lightly herbed tomato sauce which is poured over the top. The carbohydrates in tomatoes can really add up fast, so be sure keep to the quantity suggestions!
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How to Make Low Carb Giant Meatballs
When everything is mixed well together, form it into six large meatballs and place them in a baking dish.
For the meatballs:
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 egg, beaten
- 4 slices cooked bacon, chopped
- ½ cup pork rind crumbs
- 2 tsp garlic paste
- 1 tbs Italian seasoning
- salt and pepper
For the sauce:
- 8 oz can tomato sauce
- 2 tbs red wine
- 1 tsp garlic paste
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- salt and pepper
- chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, for garnish
- Preheat the oven to 375F.
- In a large bowl, combine ground beef, a beaten egg, pork rind crumbs (or crushed pork rinds), garlic paste, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.
- When everything is mixed well together, form it into six large meatballs and place them in a baking dish.
- Cover and roast in a preheated oven for 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, make the sauce by adding canned tomato sauce, garlic paste, dried oregano, red wine, salt and pepper to a small saucepan.
- Bring to the boil and then keep at a low simmer until required.
- After the meatballs have cooked for those 15 minutes, uncover and spoon half of the sauce over the meatballs, then return them to the oven (uncovered) for another 15-20 minutes, or until they have reached an internal temperature of 160F.
- Transfer the meatballs to a serving plate, spoon the remaining sauce over, and garnish with parsley.
7.5g net carbs per serving of three giant meatballs and half the sauce!
Nutrition InformationYield 2 Serving Size 3 giant meatballs
Amount Per Serving Calories 941Total Fat 71gSaturated Fat 25gTrans Fat 0.05gCholesterol 296mgSodium 1451mgCarbohydrates 11.5gNet Carbohydrates 7.5gFiber 4gSugar 5gProtein 59g