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Mini Low Carb Meatballs in BBQ Sauce

Little savoury balls of heaven? Drenched in BBQ sauce? Yes please! Here is your next best friend for appie night 🙂

Bowl of mini meatballs smothered in low carb bbq sauce, next to a salad, sliced almonds and feta cheese.

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Okay, these Mini Low Carb Meatballs are soooo good! There’s just something extra special about little savoury balls of heaven drenched in BBQ sauce, don’t you think? I just can’t get enough of them!

I started making these years ago when I went gluten free; they were devoured weekly, I just couldn’t get enough. Paired with a salad, these Mini Low Carb Meatballs are such a delicious way to do dinner. Now that I have my very own BBQ sauce to add to these lovelies, they are even better!

I hope you love these Mini Low Carb Meatballs as much as I do, let me know in the comment section below what you think!

Why it works

  1. Delicious – little balls of beef smothered and roasted in a low carb bbq sauce? Pretty dang tasty!
  2. These mini low carb meatballs are great as the star of the show for an easy weeknight meal, or add them to the menu for appie night!
  3. Fast and easy – these little gems are easy to make and are ready in 25 minutes from start to finish.
Bowl of mini meatballs smothered in low carb bbq sauce, next to three salads, sliced almonds and feta cheese.

Ingredients

  • ground beef
  • onion
  • garlic
  • sea salt
  • ground black pepper
  • egg
  • almond flour
  • low carb bbq sauce

Low Carb BBQ Sauce – I like to make my own Low Carb BBQ Sauce. It’s super simple and very tasty, otherwise you can use your own favourite!

Mini Low Carb Meatballs recipe

Easy! I love how simple this recipe is to throw together!

Heat your oven to 350° and line a baking sheet with a non stick baking mat. In a medium mixing bowl combine some ground beef, minced garlic, diced onion, sea salt, black pepper, an egg and some almond flour.

Bowl with all of the ingredients.

Mix them well then scoop out 1TBSP sized portions and shape into little balls. Place them evenly on the baking mat.

Baking sheet with prepared meatballs, ready for the oven.

Bake for 10 minutes and then remove them from the oven. Pour your choice of low carb barbecue sauce over top of the meatballs and stir to coat.

Meatballs smothered in low carb bbq sauce.

Continue to bake for an additional 10 minutes. If you choose to caramelize them a little bit, turn your oven onto broil for a few minutes until the barbecue sauce starts to brown further. Remove from the oven and serve hot.

Expert Tips

  1. I like to make my own Low Carb BBQ Sauce. It’s easy and delicious!
  2. Serve these as an entree or poke each one with a toothpick for a perfect appetizer dish!
Bowl of low carb meatballs with a salad behind.

What goes good with meatballs?

There are so many excellent dishes to pair with these Mini Low Carb Meatballs. Are you making these as the main course for dinner tonight? Give these a try:

Or are you doing appetizer night and need some other low carb ideas? Try these:

Plate loaded with mini low carb meatballs.

What can I make with BBQ meatballs?

Appetizers

These Mini Low Carb Meatballs are great as an appetizer dish. Heat ’em up, smother them in that delicious sauce and stick ’em with toothpicks. Your friends and family are going to go crazy for these saucy balls of heaven.

Pizza

Make this Fathead Pizza Crust. Cover the crust with extra low carb bbq sauce or pizza sauce, then top with heated Mini Low Carb Meatballs, mozzarella and your veggies of choice. I would do shallots, red pepper and tomatoes!

Meatball Panini

Did you ever think you would have a BBQ Meatball Panini while eating low carb? It’s the best way to use up leftover low carb meatballs! Give this Low Carb BBQ Meatball Panini a try!

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Mini Low Carb Meatballs with BBQ Sauce

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!
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Canadian, Low Carb
Keyword low carb meatballs, mini meatballs
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 256kcal
Author Aleta

Ingredients

Instructions

Equipment Needed

Directions

  • Heat oven to 350° and line a baking sheet with the non stick baking mat. In the medium mixing bowl combine ground beef, minced garlic, diced onion, sea salt, black pepper, egg and almond flour. Mix well then scoop out 1TBSP sized portions and shape into balls. Place them evenly on the baking mat.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, then remove from the oven. Pour your choice of Low Carb BBQ Sauce over top of the meatballs and stir to coat. Bake for an additional 10 minutes. If you choose to caramelize them a little bit, turn your oven onto broil for a few minutes until the barbecue sauce starts to brown further.
  • Remove from the oven and serve hot.

Notes

Expert Tips

  1. I like to make my own Low Carb BBQ Sauce. It’s easy and delicious!
  2. Serve these as an entree or poke each one with a toothpick for a perfect appetizer dish!

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 (1.3 g) and sugar alcohols (4.5g) to get 3.8 g net carbs per serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 6meatballs | Calories: 256kcal | Carbohydrates: 9.6g | Protein: 20.8g | Fat: 15.1g | Sodium: 1020mg | Fiber: 1.3g

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