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How to Make Meatballs in the Instant Pot – Low Carb

 
This recipe belongs to the top 10% of the most popular recipes.popular
This recipe can be made gluten free by choosing gluten-free versions of basic ingredients commonly found in supermarkets or online.gluten-free
This recipe is suitable for a primal diet.primal
 
One serving costs about $2.4

$2.40 per serving

521 people like this recipe

521 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

5 gluten-free,popular,primal,gluten free,primal,ketogenic lunch,main course,main dish,dinner
spoonacular Score:76%

Spoonacular Score: 76%

 

How to Make Meatballs in the Instant Pot – Low Carb is a gluten free, primal, and ketogenic main course. One portion of this dish contains approximately 35g of protein, 39g of fat, and a total of 541 calories. For $2.4 per serving, this recipe covers 24% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe serves 5. This recipe from I Breathe Im Hungry requires oregano, parsley, ground pepper, and almond flour. To use up the kosher salt you could follow this main course with the Low Fat Crumbs Cake (Kosher-Dairy) as a dessert. 520 people found this recipe to be scrumptious and satisfying. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly roughly 45 minutes. Overall, this recipe earns a rather bad spoonacular score of 33%. If you like this recipe, take a look at these similar recipes: How to Make Meatballs in the Instant Pot – Low Carb, Keto Chicken Pot Pie – Low Carb, and Cuban Pot Roast – Low Carb and Gluten Free.

Ingredients

Servings:
0.5 cups
0.5 cups almond flour
almond flour
1 tsp
1 tsp dried onion flakes
dried onion flakes
2
2  eggs
eggs
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps fresh parsley
fresh parsley
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps garlic powder
garlic powder
1.5 lb
1.5 lb ground beef
ground beef
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps black ground pepper
black ground pepper
1 tsp
1 tsp kosher salt
kosher salt
3 cups
3 cups marinara sauce
marinara sauce
1 tsp
1 tsp olive oil
olive oil
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps dried oregano
dried oregano
0.75 cups
0.75 cups parmesan cheese
parmesan cheese
0.33 cups
0.33 cups water
water
0.5 cups almond flour
0.5 cups
almond flour
1 tsp dried onion flakes
1 tsp
dried onion flakes
2  eggs
2
eggs
2 Tbsps fresh parsley
2 Tbsps
fresh parsley
0.25 tsps garlic powder
0.25 tsps
garlic powder
1.5 lb ground beef
1.5 lb
ground beef
0.25 tsps black ground pepper
0.25 tsps
black ground pepper
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp
kosher salt
3 cups marinara sauce
3 cups
marinara sauce
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp
olive oil
0.25 tsps dried oregano
0.25 tsps
dried oregano
0.75 cups parmesan cheese
0.75 cups
parmesan cheese
0.33 cups water
0.33 cups
water

Equipment

instant pot
instant pot
kitchen timer
kitchen timer
bowl
bowl
frying pan
frying pan
instant pot
instant pot
kitchen timer
kitchen timer
bowl
bowl
frying pan
frying pan


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on I Breathe Im Hungry

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $2.40
Ingredient
½ cups almond flour
1 teaspoon dried onion flakes
2 eggs
2 Tbsps fresh parsley
¼ teaspoons garlic powder
1.5 pounds ground beef
¼ teaspoons black ground pepper
3 cups marinara sauce
1 teaspoon olive oil
¼ teaspoons dried oregano
¾ cups parmesan cheese
Price
$1.12
$0.23
$0.48
$0.30
$0.02
$5.28
$0.01
$2.89
$0.05
$0.01
$1.58
$11.98

Tips

Health Tips

  • The great thing about parmesan cheese is that a little goes a long way, especially if you're buying the real deal.

  • You can choose lean ground beef or switch to ground turkey or ground bison if you prefer less fatty meat.

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

  • The price of ground beef is going up. Beans and lentils, on the other hand, are both cheap and filling. Depending on the recipe, you might be able to add beans or lentils to stretch out your beef.

  • If you find meat (especially grassfed and/or organic meat!) on sale, stock up and freeze it. Ground meat will stay good 3-4 months, while steaks, chops, etc., will be fine for at least 4 months.

Cooking Tips

  • You can make your own almond flour/meal by grinding whole almonds or blanched almonds in a food processor. Just be careful not to grind them too long or you'll end up with almond butter (though worse things have happened!).

  • If you're using olive oil to cook at high temperatures, make sure that the olive oil you're using has a high smoke point because heating an oil past its smoke point can ruin the flavor and even release harmful compounds into your dish. Many people recommend saving extra-virgin olive oil for cold dishes or for adding the finishing touch to a warm dish. You could also use canola oil, coconut oil, or another good high-temperature oil to be on the safe side.

  • If parmesan plays a big role in the flavor of your dish (or if you're a serious foodie or serious about avoiding additivies) it might be worth your time to track down "true" parmesan, Parmigiano Reggiano.

  • Make sure you cook ground meat thoroughly. Grinding meat creates a lot of surface area that bacteria can grow on, so eating undercooked ground meat poses a real health risk.

  • get more cooking tips

Green Tips

  • Parmesan cheese is traditionally made using rennet, an animal-derived enzyme. For this reason, true parmesan cheese is not suitable for vegetarians. You might be able to find a vegetarian hard cheese to substitute.

  • Choose organic, grassfed beef whenever possible. If you're worried about your grocery budget, try eating a few vegetarian meals so you can afford better meat!

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
541 Calories
35g Protein
39g Total Fat
12g Carbs
14% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
541
27%

Fat
39g
61%

  Saturated Fat
14g
88%

Carbohydrates
12g
4%

  Sugar
7g
8%

Cholesterol
172mg
57%

Sodium
1593mg
69%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
35g
71%

Vitamin B12
3µg
54%

Zinc
6mg
44%

Selenium
29µg
42%

Phosphorus
396mg
40%

Vitamin B3
7mg
36%

Vitamin B6
0.65mg
32%

Vitamin K
32µg
31%

Iron
5mg
29%

Potassium
920mg
26%

Calcium
261mg
26%

Vitamin B2
0.43mg
25%

Vitamin E
3mg
20%

Vitamin A
978IU
20%

Vitamin C
13mg
16%

Vitamin B5
1mg
15%

Magnesium
57mg
14%

Fiber
3g
14%

Copper
0.28mg
14%

Manganese
0.21mg
11%

Folate
39µg
10%

Vitamin B1
0.11mg
8%

Vitamin D
0.56µg
4%

covered percent of daily need

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