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Low Carb BBQ Cocktail Meatballs

By: Kent Altena from Atkins Diet Geek
Low Carb BBQ Cocktail Meatballs
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When you're having a party, serving great appetizers are crucial. Why not give these Low Carb BBQ Cocktail Meatballs a try? You can bake these meatballs in the oven, or use your slow cooker. Everything from the meat mixture to the sauce itself is homemade, so you'll know exactly what you're putting in your body. No premade BBQ sauce here, folks. Check this recipe out and see what you think.


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  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/4 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 ounce pork rinds, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon low-carb ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Worchestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup low carb ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons liquid smoke
  • 2 teaspoons Splenda, or liquid equivalent
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. In a large bowl, add ground beef, onion, egg, pork rinds, low carb ketchup, Worchestershire sauce, salt, black pepper, and garlic powder. Combine thoroughly with your hands.

  3. Form ground beef mixture into 1 inch balls. Place meatballs into glass baking dish.

  4. Cook meatballs for 20 minutes.

  5. In a large bowl, add ketchup, liquid smoke, Splenda, paprika, and molasses. Stir well.

  6. Remove meatballs from oven. Add BBQ sauce to the top of the meatballs, and turn well to ensure coverage of sauce.

  7. Return to oven for 10 minutes or slow cooker to finish cooking.

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