Stemple Creek Ranch

Best Baked Keto-Friendly Meatballs Three Ways

Best Baked Keto-Friendly Meatballs Three Ways

Everybody loves meatballs! This versatile family dinner staple can be dressed up with different sauces to create meals in minutes. This is one of our favorite make-ahead dishes that helps us get a yummy dinner on the table quickly and easily--especially on hectic weeknights. The secret is batch cooking. Every Sunday we like to make a few easy meals for the week ahead using simple ingredients that everyone in the family will love. These meatballs can be made with any combination of our ground meats. We recommend using half ground beef or lamb, and half ground pork for juicy and tasty results. Double the recipe and freeze half the meatballs for another meal! We've included three different sauce variations below you can use to top the basic meatball recipe for even more inspiration. Better still--these are gluten free and Keto-friendly so everyone can enjoy guilt free!

INGREDIENTS

1/2 pound Stemple Creek Ranch ground beef or lamb
1/2 pound Stemple Creek Ranch pastured ground pork
2 eggs beaten with 1/2 cup whipping cream
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 cup fine ground almond flour
1/2 red onion, chopped fine
3-4 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1/4 cup minced fresh basil leaves

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 350F
2. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Use your hands to mix all the ingredients together (*do not over work the meat mixture for best results).
3. Use a cookie dough/ice cream scoop to measure out each meatball. Shape into a round with your hands, and place on a parchment lined (or non-stick) large baking sheet spaced 2" apart.
4. Bake on the center oven rack for 30 minutes.