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Low Carb BBQ Meatball Panini

Low Carb BBQ Meatball Panini?

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Besides the incredible health benefits, one of the most exciting things about eating low carb is when you get to enjoy the foods you never thought you would be able to eat without the guilt. Meatballs? Smothered in BBQ sauce? In a Panini? I know, crazy right?

This Low Carb BBQ Meatball Panini is way better than it’s carb loaded look-alike because you can eat it, guilt free, and stay on the path to good health and weight loss!

I hope you are as excited as I am, and love this awesome panini as much as I do!

How to make a Low Carb BBQ Meatball Panini

I always hide 8 Low Carb Mini Meatballs with BBQ Sauce whenever I make them for dinner, just so that I can make this panini for lunch the next day! Here is how to make it:

Reheat (or make) 8 Low Carb Mini Meatballs with BBQ Sauce until the internal temperature reaches 165° and heat a panini grill on high.

Make your low carb sandwich bread; for this recipe I prefer Tomato Basil Low Carb Flatbread. You would get two sandwiches out of one full recipe and cut the bread into quarters.

Spread some mayo on the inside of both top and bottom bread. Layer aged cheddar cheese on the bottom bread, top with the heated meatballs and then the top bread.

Grill on the preheated panini grill until the cheese starts to melt. Drooling yet?

Low Carb Mini Meatballs with BBQ Sauce

These little savoury balls of heaven are made with ground beef, onion, garlic, salt, pepper, almond flour and an egg. They get formed into little balls and baked with this delicious Low Carb BBQ Sauce!

Appie night gets a lot better with these mini meatballs at the table or you can eat them straight up with a fresh garden salad. The best part? They are super easy to make, so if you want to whip them up just for this panini, it’s no biggie!

These Mini Low Carb Meatballs in BBQ Sauce are boldly flavoured, great for an easy weeknight meal or an excellent choice to add to appie night!

Tomato Basil Low Carb Flatbread

I’ve been creating a lot of low carb breads lately, clearly the winter has set in and the crave for soups with bread has hit an all time high. The inspiration for this one came to me because I had some fresh basil to use up and also some leftover meatballs.

There are a lot of breads that would pair wonderfully with bbq mini meatballs, however, this particular flatbread grills beautifully and the combination of fresh basil to the hickory smoked flavour of the bbq sauce is just unbeatable.

What dishes go with Low Carb BBQ Meatball Paninis?

This Low Carb BBQ Meatball Panini is super filling, but if you want a side kick, here is a list of my favourites:

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Low Carb BBQ Meatball Panini

Meatballs? Smothered in BBQ sauce? In a Panini? This Low Carb BBQ Meatball Panini hits a home run for flavour, texture and straight up awesomeness.
Course lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Canadian, Low Carb
Keyword low carb panini, meatball panini
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 panini
Calories 1153
Author Aleta

Ingredients

  • 2 slices low carb sandwich bread
  • 8 Low Carb Mini Meatballs with BBQ Sauce
  • 3 slices aged cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise

Instructions

Directions

  • Reheat (or make) the Low Carb Mini Meatballs with BBQ Sauce until the internal temperature reaches 165° and heat the panini grill on high.
  • Make your low carb sandwich bread; for this recipe I prefer Tomato Basil Low Carb Flatbread. You would get two sandwiches out of one full recipe and cut the bread into quarters.
  • Spread mayo on the inside of both top and bottom bread. Layer the cheese on the bottom bread, top with the heated meatballs and then the top bread. 
  • Grill on the preheated panini grill until the cheese starts to melt. Yummy!

Notes

* This sandwich is super filling, I recommend eating only half… Unless you are really hungry! 🤷‍♀️
Nutrition Facts
Nutrition facts are an estimate only! The ingredients you choose could have different nutritional values than the ingredients I have used.  
 * Net carb count excludes both fibre and sugar alcohols, because these do not affect blood sugar in most people.
Deduct fibre (4.7 g) and sugar alcohols (6 g) from the total carbs to get 11.3 g net carbs for the whole panini.

Nutrition

Serving: 1panini | Calories: 1153kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 67.1g | Fat: 89g | Sodium: 2636mg | Fiber: 4.7g

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