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The Best Low Carb Meatballs

5 from 1 vote
Servings 8
Calories 583 kcal


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound ground veal
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup freshly grated Romano cheese
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped Italian flat leaf parsley
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup pork rinds crumbled
  • 1 1/2 cups lukewarm water
  • 1 cup olive oil


  • Combine beef, veal, and pork in a large bowl. 
  • Add garlic, eggs, cheese, parsley, salt and pepper.
  • Blend crushed pork rinds into meat mixture. 
  • Slowly add the water 1/2 cup at a time. The mixture should be very moist but should still hold its shape if rolled into meatballs. 
  • Shape into meatballs.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Fry meatballs in batches. When the meatball is very brown and slightly crisp remove from the heat and drain on a paper towel. 


You can make this with all ground beef or a combination of beef and pork...whatever you like best!


Calories: 583kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 28gFat: 52gSaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 141mgSodium: 308mgPotassium: 350mgSugar: 1gVitamin A: 174IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 159mgIron: 2mg
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