Happy Meatball Monday, Peeps! My local grocery store was having a sale on ground pork a couple of weeks ago, so I stocked up my freezer. Sadly, I realized that there weren’t that many pork friendly options on my list of future low carb meatball recipe concepts to try out.
I was wracking my brain trying to think of some, and then it hit me – pretty much anything that tastes great on pork ribs, will also taste great in a pork meatball. So I created this low carb meatball recipe using similar flavors as in my Jerk BBQ Ribs recipe.
It worked perfectly flavor-wise, and they are certainly easier to eat, but I don’t know if anything is really a substitute for a falling off the bone, perfectly cooked rib. Am I right????
I guess this isn’t really meant to be a substitute though – more an alternative for when you don’t have an entire afternoon to devote to pampering a rack of ribs like they deserve.
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Even though these were a delicious use of my freezer full of ground pork, it would also work great with any ground poultry, and probably even ground beef if that’s what you have.
I like mine really spicy, so I added a teaspoon of minced habanero pepper to my batch. I’m listing it as optional, since not everybody wants their tongue to burst into flames when they eat their dinner. You can also add a few dashes of your favorite hot sauce if you don’t have any habaneros. My current favorite is this one, which adds a nice heat and subtle, smoky flavor to pretty much everything.
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Can’t get enough low carb and gluten free meatball recipes? Check out some of these other Meatball Monday favorites: Low Carb Meatballs alla Parmigiana, Caprese Meatballs, General Tso’s Meatballs, Green Chicken Enchilada Meatballs, and Carolina BBQ Meatballs!
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