1lbground beefor a beef substitute like Beyond Meat
2large eggsor chia eggs for plant-based
¼cupheavy creamor plain unsweetened almond milk
1/2 teaspoonsea salt
1/2 teaspoonfreshly cracked black pepper
¾cupfreshly grated parmesan cheesedivided (½ cup in meatballs, ¼ cup as topping) or a vegan substitute such as Violife Parmesan
128-oz jar marinara sauce, without added sugar OR the recipe below
Homemade Keto Marinara Sauce:
128-oz can crushed tomatoes
Sea saltto taste
In a large bowl, combine the beef, eggs, cream, almond flour, spices, garlic, onion, and 1/2 cup of the parmesan. Mix well and form into meatballs.
Heat the oil in a 5-quart or larger Dutch oven over medium heat. Sear the meatballs for 2-3 minutes per side then add in the marinara. Bring to a low simmer, cover, and continue to cook for about 30-45 minutes.
Top with ¼ cup parmesan, a sprinkle of parsley, and serve.
Homemade Marinara (if using)
Heat the oil in the Dutch oven over medium heat. Cook the garlic for one minute, add in the Italian seasoning and onion powder. Taste for salt. Remove and set aside.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 444Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 16g
Vitamin A 1567IU31%
Vitamin C 22mg27%
Nutritional values are estimates only and do not include carbs from sugar alcohols.
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