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low carb meatball recipe

Bacon Cheeseburger Meatball Recipe (Low Carb and Gluten Free)

  • Yield: 12 meatballs (4 servings) 1x


A low carb and gluten free meatball recipe inspired by the bacon cheeseburger.



For the Meatballs:

  • 1 lb ground beef (I like 80/20 for these)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup chopped raw bacon (from the fatty ends)
  • bacon fat to cook the meatballs in

For the Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp sugar free (or low sugar) ketchup
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp dill pickle juice (or dill pickle relish if you prefer chunks)

To Serve:

  • 3 oz cheddar (or other) cheese
  • 4 cups iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 3 slices of bacon, cooked and broken into 12 pieces


  1. Combine all of the meatball ingredients in a medium bowl and mix thoroughly. Form into 12 meatballs. Fry in a non-stick pan in the reserved bacon fat (or use the oil of your choice) for about 4 minutes for the first side. Turn them over and top each with a slice of cheese. Cook for another 4 minutes, or until done to your liking. Remove from the heat, and top each meatball with a piece of bacon.

For the Sauce:

  1. Combine all of the sauce ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together until smooth.

To Serve:

  1. Place 1 cup of shredded iceburg lettuce on a plate. Top with 3 meatballs and drizzle with about 1 1/2 Tablespoons of sauce.


Approximate nutrition information per serving:

1 meatball: 160 calories, 11g fat, .25g net carbs, 14g protein
3 meatballs w/sauce & lettuce: 591 calories, 45g fat, 1.5g net carbs, 42g protein


  • Serving Size: 3 meatballs

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