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Demi-Glace Meatballs


Who doesn’t love a meatball that’s juicy and bursting with flavors?  If that sounds like your kinda dish, meet our low carb/keto Demi-Glace Meatballs!

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We took the idea of using a Japanese Hamburger Steak base, but instead of a patty, made them into bite-size meatballs slathered in our low carb/keto demi-glace sauce and out came our Demi-Glace Meatballs dish!

These bad boys are so good because it provides the perfect ratio between the demi-glace sauce and meat!  Everything just balances out so nicely and makes for a nice dinner to enjoy with a side salad and a glass of your favorite Merlot!

Although there are many steps to this meal, it’s really not hard at all to make! Just follow the step-by-step pictures below and you’ll be done in no time!

We start with your basic Japanese style meatball mix which consists of ground beef and pork.  And if you’re wondering, we use a mix of meats to achieve a juicy meatball.  If it was just beef, the meatballs tend to come out dry and lean. 

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From there, we add the grilled onions, garlic, pork rinds to replace the panko (bread crumbs), eggs and cream and of course, various seasoning to bring out the flavors of the meat!  We then mix it all together, throw around the mixture to form meatballs and toss it all in the oven!

While waiting for the oven to do its thang, we just make your traditional demi-glace sauce on the stove top but of course, subbing out all carb loaded ingredients for more low-carb/keto ingredients like sugar-free ketchup and Swerve/Monkfruit.  

Once the oven is done, pour some sauce over the meatballs and viola, you have yourself some juicy low-carb/keto demi-glace meatballs!

This dish comes out to around ~0.5g net carb per meatball.  But since all the carbs are all in the sauce, you can just use less if you’re strict on your low-carb/keto regiment. 

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For this dish, you’ll need some Swerve/Monkfruit , Sugar-Free Ketchup and Unflavored Pork Rinds, which can be purchased on Amazon or your local supermarket.  

Now, let’s get cooking!

Prepping Time 20M

Cooking Time 20M

Total Time 40M

Net Carb/Serv ~0.5g

Serving 10-12 Meatballs

Ingredients

Meatballs

  • 0.5 lb Ground Pork (fat>20% preferred)
  • 0.5 lb Ground Beef (fat>20% preferred)
  • 1/2 tbsp Butter
  • 1/4 Whole Onion
  • 2 Garlic Clove
  • 1oz Unflavored Pork Rinds (1 tbsp if using Pork Panko)
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 tbsp Half & Half
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg

Demi-Glace Sauce

Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients.

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2) Line oven tray with aluminum foil and lightly spray cooking oil or use a silicone baking mat.  Preheat oven to 400F.

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3) Dice onions. 

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4) In a medium sized fry pan, add 1/2 tbsp butter on medium heat.  Once butter is melted, add onion, cook until browned and set aside.  Should take around 2-3 minute.

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5) Grate garlic with a grinder or a garlic press and transfer into a mixing bowl.

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6) Pour Unflavored Pork Rinds into a food processor and pulse until ground into very fine crumbs and transfer into the mixing bowl.  You can also use your hands to crush the pork rinds if you don’t have a food processorNote – if you’re using Pork Panko, place directly into the mixing bowl.

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7) Combine ground pork, ground beef, salt, black pepper, egg, half & half, nutmeg, cooked onions from step 4) into the mixing bowl and mix well.

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8) Take a small amount of the meatball mix and throw from one hand to another while gently cupping the meatball with the palm of hands to form the shape.  Meatballs should be bite-size and no bigger than a golf ball.  You should end up with right around 10-12 meatballs.  Place on the oven tray.

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9) Place the oven tray in the center of the oven and cook for 18-20 minutes (internal temp with meat thermometer should be 160F).

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10) Meanwhile, add 1 tbsp butter, red wine, water, Sugar-Free KetchupSwerve/Monkfruit and worcestershire sauce into a fry pan on medium-low heat.  Mix and reduce until the sauce thickens, should take around 6-8 minutes.  Remove from heat once thickened.

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11) Transfer meatballs onto serving plate and either drizzle sauce over meatballs or serve as a dipping sauce.

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Hope you enjoy your low carb/keto Demi-Glace Meatballs!

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Demi-Glace Meatballs

The BEST Low-Carb/Keto recipe for Demi-Glace Meatballs. Super easy to make with ~0.5 Net Carb per Meatball. Step by step directions with pictures makes this recipe quick and easy.
5 from 3 votes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian Fusion
Keyword: Japanese keto hamburger, keto asian meatball, keto demi glace sauce, low carb asian meatball, low carb demi galce sauce, no carb meatballs
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 10 Pieces
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Ingredients

Meatballs

  • 0.5 lb Ground Pork fat>20% preferred
  • 0.5 lb Ground Beef fat>20% preferred
  • 1/2 tbsp Butter
  • 1/4 Whole Onion
  • 2 Clove Garlic
  • 1 oz Unflavored Pork Rinds 1 tbsp if using Pork Panko
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 tbsp Half & Half
  • 1/2 tbs Nutmeg

Demi-Glace Sauce

  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 3 tbsp Red Wine
  • 3 tbsp Water
  • 3 tbsp Sugar-Free Ketchup
  • 1 tbs Swerve/Monkfruit
  • 3 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
  • Line oven tray with aluminum foil and lightly spray cooking oil or use a silicone baking mat. Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Dice onions.
  • In a medium sized fry pan, add 1/2 tbsp butter on medium heat. Once butter is melted, add onion, cook until browned and set aside. Should take around 2-3 minute.
  • Grate garlic with a grinder or a garlic press and transfer into a mixing bowl.
  • Pour Unflavored Pork Rinds into a food processor and pulse until ground into very fine crumbs and transfer into the mixing bowl. You can also use your hands to crush the pork rinds if you don’t have a food processor. Note – if you're using Pork Panko, place directly into the mixing bowl.
  • Combine ground pork, ground beef, salt, black pepper, egg, half & half, nutmeg, cooked onions from step 4) into the mixing bowl and mix well.
  • Take a small amount of the meatball mix and throw from one hand to another while gently cupping the meatball with the palm of hands to form the shape. Meatballs should be bite-size and no bigger than a golf ball. You should end up with right around 18-22 meatballs. Place on the oven tray.
  • Place the oven tray in the center of the oven and cook for 18-20 minutes (internal temp with meat thermometer should be 160F).
  • Meanwhile, add 1 tbsp butter, red wine, water, Sugar-Free Ketchup, Swerve/Monkfruit and worcestershire sauce into a fry pan on medium-low heat. Mix and reduce until the sauce thickens, should take around 6-8 minutes. Remove from heat once thickened.
  • Transfer meatballs onto serving plate and either drizzle sauce over meatballs serve as a dipping sauce.

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