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Keto Pastrami Meatballs, Baked In The Oven

Are you a fan of keto recipes and looking for a new twist on classic meatballs? Look no further than this delicious keto pastrami meatball recipe baked to perfection in the oven.

Made with 2 pounds of ground beef, this recipe is perfect for feeding a crowd or meal prepping for the week ahead.

With a unique blend of spices, including coriander, cinnamon, and allspice, these meatballs are bursting with flavor.

The addition of liquid smoke and brown sugar substitute adds a smoky sweetness that pairs perfectly with the savory pastrami flavor.

Plus, with the 1/4 cup of water in the recipe makes these meatballs moist and tender.

Whether you’re looking for a new keto-friendly recipe to try or just want to mix up your meatball game, this keto pastrami meatball recipe is sure to be a hit.

So fire up your oven and get ready to enjoy a delicious and satisfying recipe that is packed with flavor and gluten-free!

Keto Pastrami Meatballs

Keto baked pastrami meatballs
Keto baked pastrami meatballs

What’s so fantastic about this recipe, besides being low-carb and packed with flavor, is that it can be served as the main course of a meal or as an appetizer.

It’s also an easy recipe you can half or make ahead by flash-freezing the meatballs allowing you to store them in a zip-lock bag for a quick option when busy schedules call for it.

The recipe makes 50 meatballs and each one has only .2 net carbs which allow you to decide based on your personal macros how many to enjoy!

Ingredients Needed To Make Keto Pastrami Meatballs

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keto pastrami meatballs served as an appetizer
keto pastrami meatballs served as an appetizer

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For this delicious low-carb pastrami meatball recipe, you will need the following ingredients. Note that the full printable recipe card is at the bottom of the page, along with the nutrition facts.

  • Ground beef, 90/10
  • Small onion, finely chopped
  • Garlic cloves, minced
  • Eggs, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • Salt
  • Mustard powder
  • Brown sugar substitute
  • Ground coriander
  • Cinnamon powder
  • Ground cloves
  • Allspice powder
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Ground black pepper
  • Smoke paprika powder
  • Liquid smoke
  • Chopped parsley

How To Make Keto-Friendly Pastrami Meatballs

baked keto pastrami meatballs on parchment lined baking sheet
baked keto pastrami meatballs on parchment-lined baking sheet

Here is how to make delicious keto pastrami meatballs baked in the oven.

Start by preheating the oven to 375°F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

Then in a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, finely chopped onion, minced garlic, eggs, water, salt, mustard powder, brown sugar substitute, ground coriander, cinnamon, ground cloves, ground allspice, red pepper flakes, paprika, black pepper, liquid smoke, and chopped parsley.

Mix all the ingredients together until well combined.

Form the mixture into meatballs that are about 1 1/2 inches in diameter.

Place the meatballs on the baking sheets lined with parchment paper, and leave some space between them so that they are not touching one another and can cook evenly.

Bake the meatballs in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes or until they are browned and cooked through.

Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze them for up to 3 weeks.

How To Flash Freeze Meatballs

raw meatballs on a wooden board
raw meatballs on a wooden board

To flash-freeze meatballs, you can follow these simple steps:

  1. Prepare two baking sheets or trays by lining them with wax paper or parchment paper.
  2. Place the meatballs onto two prepared baking sheets, making sure that they are not touching each other.
  3. Place the baking sheets with the meatballs into the freezer, making sure that it is level and flat.
  4. Allow the meatballs to freeze for about 1-2 hours or until they are completely frozen.
  5. Once the meatballs are frozen, remove them from the baking sheets and transfer them into a freezer-safe container or plastic bag.
  6. Label the container or bag with the date and contents, and place it back into the freezer.

By flash-freezing the meatballs, you can prevent them from sticking together and ensure that they retain their shape and texture during storage.

This method is also useful if you need to freeze a large batch of meatballs quickly.

Then simply remove it from the freezer bag and bake frozen according to the recipe instructions. Note that you will need to bake about 5 minutes longer to account for the fact that they are frozen.

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Keto Pastrami Meatballs

Yield: 50
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Additional Baking Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

If you're looking for a delicious and easy keto recipe to try, look no further than these oven-baked pastrami meatballs. Packed with flavor and protein, these meatballs are perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or a tasty appetizer for your next party.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds of ground beef 90/10
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 2 teaspoons of mustard powder
  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar substitute
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon of ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon of ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon of liquid smoke
  • 1/4 cup of chopped parsley

Instructions

    1. Start by preheating the oven to 375°F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
    2. Then in a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, finely chopped onion, minced garlic, eggs, water, salt, mustard powder, brown sugar substitute, ground coriander, cinnamon, ground cloves, ground allspice, red pepper flakes, paprika, black pepper, liquid smoke, and chopped parsley.
    3. Mix all the ingredients together until well combined.
    4. Form the mixture into meatballs that are about 1 1/2 inches in diameter.
    5. Place the meatballs on the two baking sheets lined with parchment paper, and leave some space between them so that they are not touching one another and can cook evenly.
    6. Bake the meatballs in the oven for 30-35 minutes or until they are browned and fully cooked.
    7. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze them for up to 3 weeks.

Notes

The recipe makes 50 meatballs, and each one has only .2 net carbs, which allows you to decide based on your personal macros how many to enjoy!

This recipe can be halved easily and made ahead of time by flash-freezing the meatballs.

Flash-Freezing Meatballs

To flash-freeze meatballs, you can follow these simple steps:

  1. Prepare a baking sheet or tray by lining it with wax paper or parchment paper.
  2. Place the meatballs onto the prepared baking sheet, making sure that they are not touching each other.
  3. Place the baking sheet with the meatballs into the freezer, ensuring it is level and flat.
  4. Allow the meatballs to freeze for about 1-2 hours or until they are completely frozen.
  5. Once the meatballs are frozen, remove them from the baking sheet and transfer them into a freezer-safe container or plastic bag.
  6. Label the container or bag with the date and contents, and place it back into the freezer.
  7. Then simply remove it from the freezer bag and bake frozen according to the recipe instructions. Note that you will need to bake about 5 minutes longer to account for the fact that they are frozen.

By flash-freezing the meatballs, you can prevent them from sticking together and ensure that they retain their shape and texture during storage. This method is also useful if you need to freeze a large batch of meatballs quickly.

    Nutrition Information:
    Yield: 50 Serving Size: 1
    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 38Total Fat: 1.3gSaturated Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 23mgCarbohydrates: 0.3gNet Carbohydrates: 0.2gFiber: 0.1gSugar: 0.1gProtein: 5.8g

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