Low Carb Meatballs Without Breadcrumbs

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Feb. 20, 2013

These tasty meatballs without breadcrumbs are Atkins Induction Friendly and perfect for a low carb diet.


Ground beef 1 Pound
Italian sausage link 2 , casing removed
Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm) , crushed
Onion 1 Small , minced
Eggs 1 Large , beaten
Parmesan cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs) , grated
Ketchup 2 Tablespoon ((sugar free))
Flat leaf parsley 2 Tablespoon , chopped
Dried oregano 1 Teaspoon
Salt To Taste
Black pepper To Taste
Oil 2 Tablespoon , divided ((1 tbsp. for onion mixture and rest for the meatballs))
Tomato sauce 1 Cup (16 tbs)



1. In a large bowl add in the Italian sausage and beef. Mix well and set aside.

2. In a sauce pan add in the oil, garlic, ginger and onion. Sauté for 4 minutes, remove the mixture and place in a small bowl, allow to cook for 5 minutes.

3. Into the beef mixture bowl add in the onion mixture, egg, parsley, ketchup, oregano, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Incorporate all the ingredients well.

4. Make balls from the meat mixture and set aside.

5. In a saucepan heat the oil and add in the meatballs. Cook for few minutes and turn the side. Cook for another 4 minutes.

6. Pour in the tomato sauce and turn the heat on slow. Simmer for 15 minutes.


7. Serve Meatballs with Squash Spaghetti and enjoy!


These meatballs can be bake instead of fry. Bake the meatballs on parchment paper in a 425 degree oven for 20-25 minutes, then add to heated pasta sauce.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 5

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 617Calories from Fat 436

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 49 g75.4%

Saturated Fat 17 g85%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 616 mg25.67%

Total Carbohydrates 13 g4.3%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars 6 g

Protein 35 g70%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet