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Keto Meatball Subs - Low Carb Dinners For The Family
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Keto Meatball Subs

Treat yourself to these Keto Meatball Subs, loaded with juicy meatballs, marinara sauce and shredded cheese, all piled onto keto sub buns!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Canadian, Low Carb
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2 Keto Meatballs Subs
Calories 653kcal
Author Aleta

Ingredients

Meatballs

Sub Buns

  • cup almond flour
  • ½ cup grated mozzarella
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 egg divided
  • ½ tsp vinegar

Instructions

Equipment Needed

Directions

    Meatballs

    • Make the Keto Marinara Sauce before you begin the meatballs, if you are making your own.
    • Heat the oven to 375° and line a baking sheet with a non stick baking mat or parchment paper. Place almond flour in a mixing bowl and grate the onion over top of the almond flour *see note 3. Mix the onion into the almond flour.
    • Peel the garlic and either finely mince it or press it through a garlic press. Mince the parsley, grate the parmesan and whisk the egg. Add the garlic, parsley, parmesan, egg, 2 tbsp of the marinara sauce, sea salt, ground black pepper and spicy spaghetti seasoning to the almond flour and mix well. Knead in the ground beef until fully combined.
    • Divide into 6 equal portions, roll each into a ball and place on the prepared baking sheet *see note 4. Bake in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes, until the internal temperature reaches 165°. While the meatballs are baking, heat the Keto Marinara Sauce on the stove to a gentle simmer and then toss the meatballs into the sauce once they come out of the oven.

    Sub Buns

    • While the meatballs are baking, make the buns. They will bake at the same temperature, so you can bake them both at the same time. Line a baking sheet with a non stick baking mat or parchment paper.
    • Grab a microwave safe bowl and add the almond flour, grated mozzarella, baking powder, baking soda, onion powder, garlic powder and sea salt. Toss until the ingredients are thoroughly mixed and then plop the butter on top.
    • Microwave for 45 seconds, stir, microwave for 20 seconds longer, then stir again. Whisk an egg, then remove 1 tsp and set aside. Add the rest of the egg to the dough and knead well. Sprinkle the vinegar all over the dough and then fold in just a few times *see note 5.
    • Divide the dough into 2 equal portions and then form each into a log that is roughly 5 1/2" long.*see note 6. Place on the prepared baking sheet and then brush each log with the whisked egg that was set aside. Bake for 12-14 minutes, until the tops are golden brown. Allow the buns to cool for a few minutes.

    Assemble

    • Carefully slice the buns in half, horizontally. A sharp, serrated knife works best for this. Toss the meatballs around in the marinara sauce and then place 3 meatballs inside each sub bun. Top the meatballs with 1/4 cup shredded Italian cheese or provolone. Place the subs on a baking sheet and pop back inside the oven just until the cheese has melted. Enjoy!

    Notes

    1. Keto Marinara Sauce - Making your own Keto Marinara Sauce is super easy and crazy delicious! Plus you'll save yourself some cash compared to buying shelf stable pasta sauce that is keto friendly, like Rao's.
    2. Spicy Spaghetti Seasoning - I am totally in love with my homemade Spicy Spaghetti Seasoning blend. It brings so much flavour to a wide variety of dishes such a Spaghetti (obviously), Biscuits (what?!) and even Pizza Crust (no way!)! Don't have any / don't want to make any? You can replace it with Italian Seasoning, although you will be missing some delicious flavour.
    3. I find it easier to grate the onion if you leave it whole, then only grate 1/4 of it. It shreds better this way and then you can grip it easier.
    4. Use a kitchen scale to divide your meatballs so that they bake evenly.
    5. Do not over mix the dough after the vinegar has been added - this could cause the buns not to rise, making them more breadsticks than sub buns.
    6. Form the buns into a log. They will spread a lot during baking!
    7. Try these Keto Meatball Subs next time with BBQ Sauce instead of marinara!

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1Keto Meatball Sub | Calories: 653kcal | Carbohydrates: 11.4g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 49g | Sodium: 1548mg | Fiber: 3.9g | Sugar Alcohols: 0.2g | Net Carbs: 7.3g