Keto Mexican Meatballs

Keto Mexican Meatballs

Keto Mexican Meatballs

If you’re looking for a simple weeknight meal, these Keto Mexican Meatballs should be in regular rotation!

Chicken mince is cheap and can often be found on special.

I load up my freezer whenever I find it, so this is a meal that is simple to whip up when inspiration is lacking.

I love to serve these meatballs with avocado or guacamole, sour cream, coriander and grated cheese.

I’ve also had them before with zucchini noodles which also works really well!

Keto Mexican Meatballs

 

The amount of chilli used is to my taste, but of course adjust to your own.

If you’re cooking for kiddies you would likely want to leave it out completely, and scale back the cumin as well.

By oven baking the meatballs, the end up really nice and moist.

The other reason I oven bake the meatballs is because..well.. sometimes I’m lazy.

Putting them in the oven while your sauce simmers means you’ve got 20 minutes of chill out time. Wine time. Reading time. Or dishes time if you’re so inclined.

 

 

Keto Mexican Meatballs

 

The chicken will let out a bit of moisture in the oven, but don’t worry, this is normal. They almost ‘steam’ in the oven, but since you are putting them into a sauce, it doesn’t matter that they aren’t crispy.

 

By all means you can pan fry them, but the other risk is that they don’t cook as evenly, or that they fall apart. In the oven, less handling means more staying together!

And more time for wine.

Win!

SAVE TO PINTEREST FOR LATER

Keto Mexican Meatballs

 

Other Keto Mexican Recipes

Some other recipes you might enjoy:

Keto Slow Cooker Mexican Chilli

Keto Mexican Beef Fajita Salad

Keto Taco Soup

Enjoy x

Keto Mexican Meatballs
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Keto Mexican Meatballs

Oven baked Mexican spiced meatballs are tossed in a rich tomato based sauce, perfectly served with guacamole, sour cream and cheese

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 335 kcal

Ingredients

Meatballs

  • 500 grams chicken mince
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon garlic paste
  • 6 tablespoons almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • .5 - 1 teaspoon chilli flakes as hot as you like!
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Mexican Sauce

  • 1/2 small onion diced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1/2 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon chilli flakes more to taste
  • 1/2 tablespoon oregano
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes

To Serve

  • fresh coriander
  • grated tasty cheese
  • sour cream
  • guacamole or avocado

Instructions

Meatballs

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 Degrees C and line a baking tray with baking paper.

  2. Combine all meatball ingredients in a large mixing bowl and using your hands, massage through the spices to ensure they are evenly distributed.

  3. With wet hands, roll the meatballs into small balls and place on the baking tray. 

  4. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes until just cooked through. 

Sauce

  1. While your meatballs are in the oven, in a large, deep frying pan, saute the onion in olive oil over medium heat until just translucent. 

  2. Add the spices and cook for 30 seconds until fragrant.

  3. Add the tinned tomatoes and simmer over low heat until the meatballs are ready. 

  4. Toss the meatballs through the sauce and serve with guacamole or avocado, sour cream, cheese and fresh coriander. 

Nutrition Facts
Keto Mexican Meatballs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 335 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 35%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 148mg 49%
Sodium 684mg 29%
Potassium 744mg 21%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 1g
Protein 26g 52%
Vitamin A 13%
Vitamin C 1.7%
Calcium 6.3%
Iron 17.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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