Can you believe another week has gone by, and that it’s already Meatball Monday again? I can’t! Yet here we are! This week I created a low carb meatball recipe that is a tribute to my Irish heritage. It doesn’t get much more Irish than corned beef and cabbage.
I had been kicking around the idea for this meatball recipe for awhile, but wasn’t sure how to incorporate the cabbage – should I put it into the meatball, or serve it on the side? I finally decided to do both.
I used canned corned beef, because I wanted to see if it would work. It did, and it was super easy to mash with a fork. This is a great recipe for when you get home and realize you don’t have any protein in the fridge to make dinner with. That happens to me all the time, but maybe you’re more organized than I am. That is likely by the way.
Anyhoo, as a backup, I always have a couple of cans of corned beef on hand to make the corned beef and cauliflower hash, and now I’ll be able to whip up these low carb meatballs any time as well. Yay!
You can serve these a la carte with mustard (they make a great appetizer) …
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or you can turn it into a complete meal by serving it alongside the cooked cabbage.
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For the meatballs served with the cabbage, I added them right into the cabbage after frying them, and simmered them for about an hour. They were SO tender and flavorful, taking on a slight sweetness from the cabbage.
Whereas the meatballs I ate with mustard right out of the pan, were crispy on the outside, and soft on the inside, tasting more like traditional corned beef – also delicious!Print
I had a blast making (and eating!) these, and I hope that you guys will too! Let me know what you think – I love getting your feedback on the recipes!
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