This recipe for Keto Swedish Meatballs is simply the best! It is a delicious treat for people following the Keto diet, but anyone will love it. The Swedish meatballs are made with a delicious blend of spices and covered with a creamy sauce. They are served over zucchini noodles making this a low carb dish.
Typically at this time of year, I put my comfort food recipes away. However, all of this time at home has me spending a lot of time in the kitchen baking and cooking all of my favorite recipes. Yesterday I made Crock Pot French Dip Sandwiches and earlier this week I cooked up Cheesy Beef and Noodle Casserole. Since I have been on a comfort food cook all week, I decided to make these amazing Keto Swedish Meatballs and they did not disappoint!
What ingredients do I need to make the Keto Swedish Meatballs?
There are several ingredients in this recipe for Keto Swedish Meatballs, but you probably already have most of them on your spice rack. Here is what you will need.
- Ground Beef
- Pork Rinds
- Garlic Powder
- Heavy Cream
- Olive Oil
- Beef Broth
- Dijon Mustard
- Arrow Root Powder or Xantham Gum
- Parsley (for garnish)
Kitchen Items needed for Keto Swedish Meatballs:
- Cutting Board
- Kitchen Spoon
- Large Bowl
- Small Bowl
- Measuring Spoons
- Measuring Cups
How do I make the Keto Swedish Meatballs
There are just six steps to making these delicious meatballs. It is a bit time consuming to make and cook the meatballs, so I would not suggest preparing this if you are in a hurry.
Step 1: Prepare the ingredients
Chop up the onion and set aside. Then, crush up the pork rinds. I put the pork rinds in a plastic bag and crush them, then pour them in a small bowl to use. Next, add the ground beef, crushed pork rinds, a teaspoon of salt, egg and 2 tablespoons of heavy cream in a large bowl. Gently fold the ingredients together.
Step 2: Make the meatballs
To make the meatballs, take about a tablespoon and a half of the meat mixture and roll into a small bowl. Continue to do this until you have used up all of the meat, then set aside. It makes approximately 24 meatballs.
Step 3: Cook the onions
Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the onions and a teaspoon of salt to the pan. Cook until the onions soften and slightly brown, which will take 5 to 7 minutes. Remove the onions from the pan with a slotted spoon and leave the remaining butter in the skillet.
Step 4: Cook the Keto Swedish Meatballs
Add olive oil to the same skillet and warm. Then, add the meatballs. Brown the meatballs on all sides over medium high heat. Then, lower heat to medium and cover pan. Cook meatballs until they are done, rotating them every 3 to 4 minutes.
It is important to really pay attention to the meatballs and turn them, so they do not burn. The meatballs will take anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes to cook, depending on the size of them. Remove the meatballs from the pan when they are cooked through.
Step 5: Make the sauce
Return the heat to medium high and add remaining heavy cream, beef broth and mustard to the skillet. Stir it well and allow the sauce to come to a simmer. Keep it at a gentle simmer for 2 to 3 minutes.
While the sauce is simmering stir together 3 tablespoons of water and arrow root or xantahm gum in a small bowl creating a slurry. Gently stir the slurry into the pan with the sauce. Whisk it together throughly to remove any clumps and cook for 4 to 7 minutes or until sauce thickens.
Step 6: Put it all together
Add the onions and meatballs back to the pan. Cover the meatballs with the sauce and gently simmer until the meatballs are warmed through.
Enjoy the Keto Swedish Meatballs by themselves or over a bed of zucchini noodles as seen here.
How do I store the Keto Swedish Meatballs?
They can be stored in a covered container for up to 5 days. I do not recommend freezing them in the sauce. However, if you wanted to make a large batch of the Swedish meatballs, you could freeze the meatballs after they are cooked. Then, when you are ready to have them, follow the steps to make the sauce. Add thawed meatballs to sauce and serve.
- 5 tablespoons butter
- 1 chopped White onion
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1/2 cup crushed pork rinds
- 2 teaspoons Salt divided
- 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon allspice
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cups beef broth
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1 1/2 teaspoons arrow root powder or xantham gum
- 3 tablespoons of water
- Fresh parsley for garnish
- In a large bowl, add ground beef, crush pork rinds, 1 teaspoon of salt, spices, egg, and 2 tablespoons of heavy cream Gently fold ingredients together.
- Roll about 1 ½ tablespoons of ground beef mixture into a ball, repeat with remaining ground beef mixture. This should make about 24 meatballs.
- Melt butter in a large pan over medium to medium high heat. Add in onions and a teaspoon of salt. Cook onions, stirring occasionally, until they are soft and golden -about 5-7 minutes.
- Remove onions from the pan, and leave in any remaining butter.
- Warm olive oil into the same pan and add in meatballs. Brown meatballs on all sides over medium high heat, and then lower heat to medium/medium low and cover pan. Every 3-4 minutes, rotate meatballs until they are cooked through. Total time can take between 10-20 minutes, depending on how thick you made your meatballs.
- Remove meatballs from pan, once cooked through.
- Return heat to medium high, add in broth, mustard, and remaining heavy cream. Mix well, and allow sauce to come to a simmer. Keep it at a gentle simmer for about 2-3 minutes.
- While sauce is simmering, in a small bowl, whisk together water and xantham gum or arrowroot. Mix until smooth to create a slurry.
- Gently pour in your slurry to the pan and whisk ingredients together to keep from forming lumps.
- Lower heat to medium or medium low and continue to cook sauce for an additional 4-7 minutes or until sauce thickens.
- Add in your onions and meatballs and cover meatballs with the sauce and continue to gently simmer until meatballs have warmed through again.
- Garnish with parsley and serve.
So Tell Me…
Have you ever made Keto Swedish Meatballs? Are you following the Keto diet plan? What is your favorite Keto recipe?
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