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Low Carb Pork and Wild Mushroom Meatballs

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These low carb pork and wild mushroom meatballs are served with a sugar free sweet soy dipping sauce.

Low Carb Pork and Wild Mushroom Meatballs with a Sweet Soy Sauce

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One of my favorite things about meatballs (and there are many) is that much of the hard work can be done in advance. When it comes to needing them, all you do is cook them – no preparation required! These Asian inspired meatballs work really well as an appetizer for four, or an entree for two. If serving as an entree you'll need something like some shirataki rice or perhaps my Spicy Bok Choy or Crispy Seaweed to go with them.

If you need to, you can make the sauce and meatballs in advance, then cook the meatballs as per directions below, and combine with the sauce.

How to Make Low Carb Pork and Wild Mushroom Meatballs

In a small saucepan, heat together some soy sauce, rice vinegar, water, and a low carb sweetener like Lakanto or granular Swerve. Bring to the boil and continue boiling for 2 minutes. Stir in your thickener of choice – you'll need something like ½ tsp of LC Foods Thick ‘n' Saucy, or a large pinch of xanthan gum. Whisk the thickener into the soy mixture, then set aside.

Prepare the meatballs by blitzing some wild mushrooms in a food processor. I use a combination of shiitake, oyster and crimini. Low Carb Pork and Wild Mushroom Meatballs with a Sweet Soy Sauce

Add some ground pork, soy sauce, chopped green onions, an egg, salt and pepper. Blend in the processor until fully combined.

Shape the mixture into 1-inch balls (this recipe makes about 24) and place them on a plate.

Low Carb Pork and Wild Mushroom Meatballs with a Sweet Soy Sauce

When ready to cook, bring a large pan of water to the boil. I used my new Anolon 14″ French Skillet which was perfect! Reduce the heat to get a low simmer, then drop in the meatballs. Cook for 10-15 minutes at a gentle pace or until cooked through.Low Carb Pork and Wild Mushroom Meatballs with a Sweet Soy Sauce

Drain the cooked meatballs, then toss them with the sweet soy sauce. Transfer to a serving platter and garnish with toasted sesame seeds and finely chopped green onions.

Low Carb Pork and Wild Mushroom Meatballs with a Sweet Soy Sauce

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Low Carb Pork and Wild Mushroom Meatballs

Low Carb Pork and Wild Mushroom Meatballs

Yield: 24 Meatballs
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

These low carb pork and wild mushroom meatballs are served with a sugar free sweet soy dipping sauce.

Ingredients

For the sauce

For the meatballs

  • 3 oz wild mushrooms, eg shiitake, oyster and crimini
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbs soy sauce or tamari
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • salt and pepper

To serve

  • 1 tbs toasted sesame seeds, for garnish
  • 2 green onions, for garnish

Instructions

  1. To make the sauce, add the soy sauce, rice vinegar, water and sweetener to a small saucepan, and bring to the boil. Continue boiling for 2 minutes, Whisk in the low carb thickener, then set aside.
  2. Prepare the meatballs by blitzing the mushrooms in a food processor.
  3. Add the ground pork, soy sauce, chopped green onions, egg, salt and pepper. Blend in the processor until fully combined.
  4. Shape the mixture into 24 x 1-inch balls and place them on a plate. When ready to cook, bring a large pan of water to the boil.
  5. Reduce the heat to get a low simmer, then drop in the meatballs. Cook for 10-15 minutes at a gentle pace or until cooked through.
  6. Drain the meatballs, then toss them with the sauce. Transfer to a serving plate, then garnish with toasted sesame seeds and extra chopped green onions

Notes

3g net carbs per serving of 6 meatballs

Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 6 Meatballs
Amount Per Serving Calories 349Total Fat 26gSaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 122mgSodium 839mgCarbohydrates 4gNet Carbohydrates 3gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 23g
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Kim | Low Carb Maven

Sunday 22nd of January 2017

I love Asian inspired meatballs and really like the mushrooms in this version. I bet that sauce is great. Thanks.

Taryn

Friday 20th of January 2017

I love mushrooms in anything. These look great!

Maya | Wholesome Yum

Friday 20th of January 2017

Great option for both an appetizer or entree! Love the salty/sweet dipping sauce!

Katrin

Wednesday 18th of January 2017

What a great idea! Since we've dropped the Chinese Takeaways we just don't eat Chinese food often enough... THanks for sharing!

Georgina

Wednesday 18th of January 2017

Thanks! Chinese food is DEFINITELY tricky when on a low carb diet - or even just sugar free!

Sarah

Tuesday 17th of January 2017

These look so tasty! My husband absolutely loves mushrooms - these would be a hit with him!

Georgina

Wednesday 18th of January 2017

Thanks Sarah - if you try them let me know what you both think!

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