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Close up shot of keto meatballs garnished with pickled red onions and chopped cilantro served on a white plate with lime wedges.
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Low carb spicy meatballs recipe

This low carb spicy meatballs recipe is a gluten-free lunch or dinner idea that’s perfect for those who follow a keto diet. This recipe is also great for freezing and meal prepping.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beef meatballs, Gluten-free meatballs
Servings: 14 meatballs
Calories: 103kcal


  • Non-stick or cast-iron skillet


  • 1 lb (500g) ground beef 90/10 or 85/15 (lean/fat)
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup (35g) pickled or fresh jalapeños, finely chopped
  • cup (35g) shredded parmesan cheese
  • ¼ (25g) cup almond flour
  • ¼ cup (5g) fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Butter for frying


  • Lime wedges
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Pickled red onions, chopped


  • Combine the ground beef, egg, jalapenos, shredded parmesan cheese, finely chopped cilantro, and almond flour in a large mixing bowl, then season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
  • Heat a large skillet over a medium-high heat and add the cooking oil of your choice.
  • Form 14 (around 45g each) meatballs.
  • When the skillet is hot, add the meatballs and cook for 10 minutes. Flip every 2 minutes until evenly browned on every side and cooked through.
  • Serve the meatballs right away topped with chopped cilantro, pickled onions, and lime wedges on the side.


Freeze uncooked meatballs for up to 3 months.


Serving: 1meatball | Calories: 103kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.5g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 6g | Potassium: 133mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 0.2g | Vitamin A: 95IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg