Have you heard of the ketogenic diet? A diet for rapid fat and weight loss – by eating low carb and high fat. These meatballs are essentially zero carbs and high fat – perfect for the keto diet.
I personally did keto for over six months last year and lost 55 pounds! These meatballs are great to keep in the fridge for meal prep and also to keep in the freezer to help prepare meals (like a yummy roasted spaghetti squash with marinara sauce, meatballs, and cheese).
If anyone is interested – I have so many homemade recipes that follow the ketogenic diet – comment below if you have any recipe ideas!
-Ground beef (mine was 2.5 pounds)
-Jimmy dean hot sausage (1 package)
-1/2 cup of parmesan cheese
-3 garlic cloves; minced
-Sea salt + pepper to taste
-1/2 tsp of ground mustard (optional)
-1 tsp of onion powder
-1 tsp of paprika
-1 tsp of Italian seasoning
-1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper
-Can add any other seasonings of your choice (I like adding Trader Joe’s Everything but the Bagel seasoning)
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenhiet
-Mix all ingredients in a large bowl (best to wet hands and mix with hands)
-Using a large cookie scoop (or your wet hands) to scoop meat mixture onto a pan with foil (easier cleanup)
-Bake in pre-heated oven for 20 minutes
If you want to freeze these like I like to do – let the balls cool and then put them in a single layer on a cookie sheet for 1 hour to “flash freeze.” Once they are frozen put the balls in a large freezer proof ziplock bag. Just thaw in fridge when you want to use them!
XOXO – Darci from Dine with Darci