Keto Cheese Meatballs are a little bit cheesy and a little bit ballsy. These little suckers are super delicious, and even easier to make.
It’s literally cubes of cheese wrapped in mince, then pan-fried to perfection. You probably don’t have to read any further, as you’ve probably got the point so far!
Keto Recipes With Ground Beef
This week’s recipes are based around mince (also known as ground beef). Mince is a cheaper alternative to full cuts of meat like steak and loins, but the fat content makes it more appropriate to a ketogenic lifestyle.
Make sure when you purchase this from the shops to get the full-fat version, and not the lean style. Many of the essential vitamins and minerals come from the fat of the meat.
Please note grass-fed is much better than normal mince, usually containing 6 times more of the essential amino acids and vitamins.
Why not try adding some hummus?
I love having these meatballs with some hummus. I use the keto friendly hummus recipe linked here.
Nutrition is key to a Healthy Keto Lifestyle
Grass-fed doesn’t always mean that its hormone-free. Beef cattle are given a large number of hormones to speed up the process from calf to fully grown livestock. Try also to purchase hormone-free, organic beef. The extra cost is definitely outweighed by the benefits.
I have attempted to keep the ingredients fairly similar this week, which reflected nicely in my Sunday meal prep day. It usually takes me around 2 hours to make all 5 meals, and increasing the quantity (for a family) wouldn’t add that much extra time onto that.
So for 2 hours on a Sunday, I have lunches for the whole week, and sometimes even dinners! I’m not a big fan of eating the same meal 5 times a week. The diversity is not only better for your health, but it keeps your taste buds from wandering into sugar-land…
Having the same casserole or bulk food every meal of the day is my form of torture. It’s much cheaper and easier to eat in bulk, but the experience is far greater if diversification becomes routine.
Keep an eye out for the recipes over the coming days. I hope you enjoy them just as much as I enjoyed creating them!
If you’re looking for a meatball recipe without the added cheese, then you might want to check out my new keto meatball recipe found here
Keto Cheese Meatballs
- 1 lb Beef Mince (Ground Beef)
- 3.5 oz Cheese Mozzarella Works Best, But Cheddar Is Fine
- 3 Tbsp Parmesan cheese
- 1 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Pepper
- Cut the cheese into cubes (1cm by 1cm)
- Mix the dry ingredients with the ground beef
- Wrap the cubes of cheese in mince (should make about 9 Balls)
- Pan-fry the meatballs. (Cover with a lid to capture the heat all around). Fingers crossed the cheese doesn't spill!
- Alternatively, you can bake in the oven for 25 minutes at 180C (355F)
- Can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days, or frozen for up to 1 month.
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