Are Meatballs Good For Keto?
Typically meatballs would not be keto-friendly however we have created a recipe which is ideal for the entire family. It’s a simple crowd-pleaser and can be prepared ahead of time, ready to be popped in the oven. Keto meatball casserole is perfect when following a keto diet as a filling meal which can be frozen or be part of a meal plan schedule.
What Can I Use Instead Of Breadcrumbs In Keto Meatballs?
The breadcrumbs, bread or flour which are standard in meatballs recipes are used to bulk out the ingredients to make the dish less expensive, bind the ingredients, lighten the flavour and prevent the meat from becoming dry. As the meatballs cook the meat release juices and fat which is then absorbed by the breadcrumbs, recommended substitutes for keto meatballs are almond flour, ground pork rinds, keto breadcrumbs, psyllium husk, flax seeds or coconut flour.
Are Meatballs High In Carbs?
Traditional meatballs are high in carbs as they classically contain some form of bread within the meatball and are then served with pasta. Keto meatballs are completely keto-friendly as they avoid these ingredients with delicious and nutritious substitutions.
How Do You Keep Meatballs Moist?
A super simple recipe using organic ground beef to form the most delicious keto meatballs. Meatballs often contain breadcrumbs or bread to moisten the meatballs whereas this recipe is specifically designed to be keto friendly with no carbs and no added sugars. There are multiple stages to keep keto meatballs moist which includes using ground pork as well as ground beef contributing fat to the dish to prevent the keto meatballs from drying out. A further step is to roll the meatballs slightly larger than 2-inches in diameter to reduce the loss of moisture within the oven. A final key impact to the moisture within the meatballs is baking them in the marinara sauce to form a meatball casserole, as they bake the meatballs will draw in liquid from the sauce which adds to the overall flavour of the dish.