These Kung Pao Meatballs are the perfect low carb alternative to your favorite Chinese takeout. In my opinion, they're the best keto meatballs that are quick, easy, and flavorful. Ready in just 25 minutes!
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Fried to crispy perfection, these keto Kung Pao Meatballs are the way to go if you are thinking of making your own Asian-inspired dinner or lunch at home and skipping the take-out.
The sauce is so sticky and delicious that you just can’t stop at just one! They go really well with cauliflower rice and fresh or cooked vegetables like cucumbers and broccoli.
Why You'll Love Keto Kung Pao Meatballs
- Quick, easy, and ready in just 25 minutes
- Only 3.1 grams net carbs!!
- Great for meal prepping
Kung Pao Pork Meatballs Ingredients
These low carb meatballs couldn't be easier to make and only require 10 simple ingredients.
- Ground pork - we used ground pork in this recipe, but you can easily substitute it for ground beef or chicken.
- Almond flour
- Garlic - a fresh clove of garlic or minced garlic in a jar is fine.
- Soy sauce - low sodium soy sauce is best.
- Vinegar - you'll need balsamic or rice vinegar to make the Kung Pao sauce.
- Sesame oil
- Chili powder
- Green onion - to garnish the meatballs.
How To Make Kung Pao Meatballs
These low carb meatballs couldn't be easier to make, with just 10 minutes of prep and 15 minutes of cooking. Follow the 5 easy steps below!
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius) and line a baking tray with baking paper.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the ground pork, almond flour, egg, and minced garlic. Mix them all together until well combined.
- Shape the mixture into 6 to 8 meatballs, arrange them on the lined baking tray, and drizzle over the sesame oil.
- Bake the meatballs in the preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes.
- Make the kung pao sauce. Heat the soy sauce, vinegar, Erythritol, and chili powder in a skillet or frying pan. Simmer for a few minutes until thickened and if the sauce is too thick, add a little water.
- Mix the meatballs with the sauce and stir until they're fully coated. Serve hot, garnished with chopped green onion.
- In the fridge: Leftover meatballs can be placed in the refrigerator in an airtight container where they'll keep for 3 to 4 days.
- In the freezer: You can store these meatballs in the freezer, and they're great to make in batches for meal prep. Place the meatballs on a baking tray lined with baking paper in the freezer until frozen. Transfer them to a freezer-proof container layered between baking paper or a large zip lock bag.
- Reheating in the oven: Place the meatballs in a frying pan or baking dish and cover it with foil. Bake them in the oven at 300°F (150°C) for around 15 minutes until they're hot all the way through.
- Reheating in the microwave: If you're in a hurry, you can also reheat these meatballs in a microwave. Place them in a microwave-safe container and cover them with a damp cloth to keep them moist. Microwave them in 60-second intervals until hot all the way through.
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Kung Pao Meatballs (Easy Keto Meatballs)
- 8 oz Ground Pork
- 1 medium Egg
- 2 tablespoon Almond Flour
- 1 clove Garlic minced
- 4 tablespoon Soy Sauce low sodium
- 6 tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar or Rice Vinegar
- 5 tablespoon Sesame Oil
- 1 teaspoon Erythritol
- ½ teaspoon Chili Powder
- 1-2 sprigs Green Onions chopped to garnish
- Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a baking pan with baking paper.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the ground pork with the almond flour, egg, and minced garlic.
- Shape into meatballs and arrange on the lined baking pan. Drizzle with sesame oil and bake in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes.
- In the meantime, make the sauce.
- Heat the soy sauce, vinegar, Erythritol, and chili powder in a skillet or frying pan and simmer for a few minutes to thicken.
- Add the meatballs and stir to coat. Add a bit of water if the sauce is too thick.
- Serve hot, optionally topped with chopped green onions.
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marion mac namara
the meatballs look great can this recipe be made with ground turkey instead of pork Idon't eat beef or pork meat Thanks Marion
Yes, these meatballs can be made with any ground meat. Enjoy!
These were very tasty. I was a little short on some ingredients, but even with that, it turned out good enough I will make them again. The sauce didn't thicken, but was still excellent. The meatballs were wonderful. The only issue I have with these is the lack of food volume. I cooked some spinach and added some Parmesan cheese, which was made all the better when the runny sauce was mixed into it. I am taking the second serving to work tomorrow, and I will see how well it reheats. I will likely have some cauliflower rice with it. Excellent recipe! Thank-you for posting it.
Easy & absolutely delicious! SO flavorful!
The recipe make 2 servings... How many meatballs per serving? Looks wonderful. Thank you!!!
Hi Deb, it really depends on how big or small you make the meatballs. For smaller meatballs, it should make around 20. Hope that helps!
Do I actually have to download Instagram to get these recipes?? I sure hope not?
Hi Donna, no the recipe is right here on the page!
Kung pao meatballs was delicious. Thankyou for all the lovely recipes.
Glad you enjoyed them!