Keto Meatballs With 3 Sauces + VIDEO — Ditch The Carbs

Keto meatballs are the perfect quick and easy keto dinner. Why not freeze the meatballs ahead of time then mix up dinner time with one of these three tasty sauce covered meatballs your family will love!

Keep ready to learn how to easily make a creamy goat cheese sauce, sweet and sour sauce, and a spicy garlic sauce for your meatballs.

Keto meatballs being served in a sweet and sour sauce, a creamy goat cheese sauce, and a spicy garlic sauce. One picture shows broth being poured into a pan.

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Low-Carb Meatballs – with 3 Sauces

Meatballs are one of the more versatile low-carb meals you can make. We have used them in many ways in the past.

A few of my favourite ways to use them is for healthy lunchbox prepping for the whole family or served as an hors d’oeuvre with toothpicks. They are perfect for a simple dinner with cauliflower rice or zoodles as well.

Keto Meatball Recipe

We have many meatball recipes on Ditch The Carbs, but I choose to go with this tried and true keto meatball recipe for these sauces. This meatball recipe is an all-time favourite of readers and has gotten rave reviews.

All the ingredients for the meatballs can be mixed together in a large bowl before forming them into meatballs.

Uncooked ground beef keto meatballs in a glass bowl with chopped onions, garlic, seasoning, and two eggs.

The number of meatballs you get from this recipe will depend on the size of your meatballs.

Using a small scooper to measure the keto meatballs and then form into a ball.

I used a cookie dough scooper to help form my meatballs and was able to get 30 meatballs.

However, when I use my hand to form golf ball-sized meatballs I usually get about 24 meatballs.

Uncooked keto meatballs in a glass baking pan ready to be cooked.

Storing and Cooking Keto Meatballs

Raw, prepared meatballs can be stored in the freezer until you are ready to cook them for up to 2 months.

If you are freezing the prepared meatballs you will want to line them spaced out individually on a baking tray, then place them in the freezer for a few hours until they are completely frozen.

Once meatballs are frozen they can be stored in an airtight container or a zipper freezer bag.

Meatballs can be cooked frozen or defrosted. You can find different cooking methods in the original keto meatballs recipe.

Usually, when I am cooking frozen meatballs I will pan sear the meatballs OR bake them in the oven at 180C/350F for 15 minutes.

When the meatballs are almost done baking you will need to make my sauce so that it ready when the meatballs are done.

easy keto meatballs baked on a tray

Keto Meatballs In A Creamy Goat Cheese Sauce

The first sauce up is a creamy goat cheese sauce.

To make the goat cheese sauce you will first want to heat a little oil in a skillet on medium-high heat. When the oil hot melt the goat cheese in the pan stirring constantly to ensure it doesn’t burn.

Once the goat cheese is melted mix in your broth and seasoning.

There are two ways to thicken each of the sauces.

1: You can either reduce the heat the low and let the sauce simmer for several minutes, stirring occasionally or 2: you can whisk in a thickening agent to thicken the sauce.

If using a thickening agent to thicken the sauce feel free to use your preferred thickener. For this recipe, I chose to use Xanthan Gum since it is flavourless, nets 0g carbs, and dissolves really well without clumping.

When the sauce is done toss your meatballs in the sauce so that they are completely coated.

Creamy goat cheese keto meatballs being served in a blue stone bowl.

Sweet and Sour Keto Meatballs

The sweet and sour sauce is typically made with pineapple juice, but since pineapple juice is full of sugar and high in carbs we made a few substitutions to make the sauce keto-friendly but keeping the sweet tangy flavour.

To make the sweet and sour sauce you will need to heat the oil on high heat in a skillet. When the oil is hot add a few slices of fresh ginger to the oil and sauté for several seconds.

Next mix in your no sugar added tomato sauce, garlic powder, coconut aminos, granulated sweetener of choice, apple cider vinegar, and water.

Let the sauce come to a boil then reduce the heat and let the sauce simmer for a few minutes.

Finally, remove the ginger from the sauce and thicken your sauce by whisking in your thickener or through reduction by allowing the sauce to continue to simmer until it thickens.

Toss your meatballs in the sauce and enjoy!

Sweet and sour keto meatballs being served in a blue stone bowl. One meatball is being lifted with a toothpick.

Spicy Garlic Keto Meatballs

If you like spice, you will love these spicy garlic keto meatballs.

The sauce is so tasty and easy to make and can be used in so many ways.

The first step in making this spicy garlic sauce is to ensure that your red Fresno chillies, ginger, and garlic are finely chopped. I like to toss them in a food processor to quickly chop them but to also blend the flavours together.

Next, melt the butter in a skillet. When the butter is melted add the chopped chillies, garlic, and ginger to the skillet and sauté them until they are fragrant. Then add the broth, coconut aminos, allspice, and white vinegar.

Let the sauce simmer for 3-5 minutes to allow the flavours to blend then whisk in your xanthan gum or another thickener of choice into the sauce.

When your sauce has thickened toss the meatball in the sauce until they are coated and serve.

Spicy garlic keto meatballs being served in a blue bowl. One meatball is being lifted with a toothpick.

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Keto Meatballs – serving suggestions

Each of these meatballs is great when served over zoodles or cauliflower rice.

They also make an excellent appetizer or meal prep options for lunches throughout the week.

Since the sauces are made separately from the meatballs, you also have the option to serve the sauce as a dipping sauce instead of tossing all the meatballs in the sauce. This makes the meal extra easy for families with picky eaters.

Salt and pepper should be used to taste.

Keep in mind that using different thickeners other than xanthan gum can change the carb total for each recipe. Enjoy!

Easy keto meatballs in 3 sauces photo collage

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