Want a super simple recipe to knock the socks off of the family? How about one that is super low in carbs? Even better right? Well, look no further. I decided to try a few different style meatballs and they both came out fantastic. This paired very nicely with zoodles, but I can totally see this being made into a meatball sub on low carb bread. You’re going to want to make this one!
Ingredients (yields 8 meatballs):
- 1/2 lb ground chicken or ground beef
- 1/2 lb ground pork
- 1 egg
- 1 cup grated parmesan
- Salt/Pepper to taste
- 1 tbsp minced onion
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1tbs italian seasoning
- Low carb marinara sauce (I use Rao’s. You can find at Costco, Kroger’s and many other grocery stores)
- Mozzarella cheese (enough to cover like you like)
- In a large mixing bowl, add all of your ingredients and seasoning at 1 time except the mozzarella and the marinara sauce. Mix together thoroughly. You will probably need to use your hands to get them combined well.
Once well combined, start forming these into tightly packed meatballs. Place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. You should come up with about 8 evenly sized meatballs. If you have an odd number at the end, just add/borrow from what you already have formed. Garnish each meatball with a little extra italian seasoning once rolled.
Note: you see 16 below because I did 8 of each chicken and beef.
Place meatballs in your pre-heated oven at 350 degrees and cook for 40 minutes. There is no need to flip. Just make sure you check the temperature of the meat before calling them good. Pull out and let rest a few minutes before the next step.
In a large oven safe frying pan, place your cooked meatballs evenly spread out. Cover with your low carb marinara and cook on medium heat for 10 minutes on the stove top. While you are cooking on the stove top, go ahead and set your oven to 400 degrees. After your 10 minutes of cooking on the stove top is complete, turn off the fire and cover the top of your meatballs with mozzarella cheese.
Place in the oven at 400 degrees until the cheese is good and melted. For the final couple of minutes, turn your broiler on high and get that cheese extra bubbly. Remove and serve over a bed of zoodles, low carb noodles or even low carb bread. Heck, you can even just eat the meatballs by themselves! Enjoy