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Keto Meatball Subs

Keto Meatballs Subs

Keto Meatball Subs offer a delightful twist on the classic comfort food, without compromising your low-carb lifestyle. These satisfying subs feature flavorful meatballs nestled in a bed of crisp lettuce, all wrapped in a cloud of keto-friendly bread. The combination of savory meatballs and a zesty tomato sauce, encased in a light and fluffy keto bun, creates a hearty and indulgent meal that’s perfect for lunch or dinner. Let’s dive into the recipe!

Recipe: Keto Meatball Subs

Ingredients: For the Keto Meatballs:

  • 1 pound ground beef or a mixture of beef and pork
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
For the Tomato Sauce:
  • 1 cup sugar-free tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian herbs (such as oregano, basil, and thyme)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
The Keto Sub Buns:
  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1/4 cup psyllium husk powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
For Assembly:
  • Romaine lettuce leaves
  • Sliced mozzarella or provolone cheese
  • Fresh basil leaves

Instructions: For the Keto Meatballs:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the ground meat, almond flour, grated Parmesan cheese, egg, minced garlic, dried oregano, dried basil, salt, and pepper. Mix well until all ingredients are evenly incorporated.
  3. Shape the mixture into meatballs and place them on the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake the meatballs in the preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes, or until they are cooked through and browned on the outside.
For the Tomato Sauce:
  1. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar-free tomato sauce, dried Italian herbs, salt, and pepper. Heat over low heat, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is heated through.
For the Keto Sub Buns:
  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the almond flour, psyllium husk powder, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Add the eggs and melted coconut oil to the dry ingredients. Mix well until a dough forms.
  4. Gradually add the boiling water while continuing to mix until the dough becomes pliable.
  5. Divide the dough into portions and shape them into sub bun shapes on the prepared baking sheet.
  6. Bake the buns in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes, or until they are golden and firm.
  1. To assemble the Keto Meatball Subs, slice the keto buns in half horizontally.
  2. Place a few lettuce leaves on the bottom half of each bun.
  3. Layer the cooked meatballs on top of the lettuce.
  4. Spoon a generous amount of tomato sauce over the meatballs.
  5. Add slices of mozzarella or provolone cheese and fresh basil leaves.
  6. Place the top half of the bun on the cheese and press gently to create a sandwich.
Nutrition Facts:

(assuming 1 sub):

  • Calories: 580
  • Total Fat: 46g
  • Saturated Fat: 17g
  • Cholesterol: 155mg
  • Sodium: 760mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 15g
  • Dietary Fiber: 9g
  • Total Sugars: 2g
  • Protein: 30g

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