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Low-Carb, Sweet & Savory Apricot Glazed Party Meatballs

Low-Carb, Sweet & Savory Apricot Glazed Party Meatballs

yield: 9 SERVINGS

prep time: 20 MINUTES

cook time: 3 HOURS

total time: 3 HOURS 20 MINUTES

Ingredients

For the Meatballs:

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef (I use 85/15)
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 3 tablespoons onions, very finely diced
  • 1 large clove garlic, finely minced
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

For the Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup Smuckers Sugar Free Apricot Preserves
  • 1/2 cup Sugar Free BBQ Sauce, Original (I use G Hughes, Traditional Sugar Free BBQ Sauce)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2-3 teaspoons chili garlic sauce, depending on your spicy meter (found in Asian section of grocery store)

Directions

1

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Prepare a baking pan with aluminum foil. Set aside.

2

For the Glaze:

In a medium bowl, using a whisk or hand mixer, blend ALL the glaze ingredients together until fully combined. Set aside.

3

For the Meatballs:

In a large bowl, add ALL the meatball ingredients. Using your hands or a hand-mixer on low speed, blend the mixture until fully combined. The mixture will be very sticky. Don't overmix.

 

One by one, take teaspoon-sized scoops of the mixture into wet hands (this helps tremendously to keep meat from sticking to hands). Work each scoop into a ball about 1" to 1 1/4" in diameter. Place each meatball on the prepared pan. Ideally, you will end up with a total of 45 meatballs. Place meatballs in the preheated oven, on the center rack, for 15 minutes.

4

Transfer the cooked meatballs from baking sheet into your slow cooker. Drizzle the prepared glaze on top. Gently mix the meatballs into the glaze. Cover and cook on high 2-3 hours or on low 6-8 hours. Stir occasionally.

5

Allow to cool a bit before serving. Meatballs may be served warm or at room temperature. Enjoy!

Nutritional Information

Yield: 9 servings, Serving Size: 5 meatballs
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 303, Total Carbohydrates: 6g, Fiber: 2g, Net Carbohydrates: 4g, Total Fat: 20g, Protein: 26g

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Low-Carb Sweet Savory Apricot Glazed Cocktail Meatballs skewered with toothpicks

Sweet and savory with a touch of spicy… This flavor threesome makes a mighty meatball!

This low-carb sweet and savory party meatball recipe is the perfect party pleaser. Kiddos and grownups both dig ’em! Best of all, you can make the meatballs ahead of time and focus on other tasks while they simmer in the slow cooker awaiting their big debut.

Keto Sweet Savory Apricot Glazed Party Meatballs - serving dish full of party meatballs

My five-year-old ate 15 of these meatballs in a single sitting before I had to cut her off.

No joke! Double the recipe batch if you’re serving a crowd. Trust me, you’ll be everybody’s BFF if you do.

Seriously, who doesn’t love a good meatball? 

Low-Carb Sweet Savory Apricot Glazed Cocktail Meatballs skewered on a toothpick


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Low-Carb, Sweet & Savory Apricot Glazed Party Meatballs

yield: 9 SERVINGS

prep time: 20 MINUTES

cook time: 3 HOURS

total time: 3 HOURS 20 MINUTES

Sweet and savory with a touch spicy—these little meatballs make a big statement in this recipe!

Ingredients

For the Meatballs:

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef (I use 85/15)
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 3 tablespoons onions, very finely diced
  • 1 large clove garlic, finely minced
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

For the Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup Smuckers Sugar Free Apricot Preserves
  • 1/2 cup Sugar Free BBQ Sauce, Original (I use G Hughes, Traditional Sugar Free BBQ Sauce)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2-3 teaspoons chili garlic sauce, depending on your spicy meter (found in Asian section of grocery store)

Directions

1

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Prepare a baking pan with aluminum foil. Set aside.

2

For the Glaze:

In a medium bowl, using a whisk or hand mixer, blend ALL the glaze ingredients together until fully combined. Set aside.

3

For the Meatballs:

In a large bowl, add ALL the meatball ingredients. Using your hands or a hand-mixer on low speed, blend the mixture until fully combined. The mixture will be very sticky. Don't overmix.

 

One by one, take teaspoon-sized scoops of the mixture into wet hands (this helps tremendously to keep meat from sticking to hands). Work each scoop into a ball about 1" to 1 1/4" in diameter. Place each meatball on the prepared pan. Ideally, you will end up with a total of 45 meatballs. Place meatballs in the preheated oven, on the center rack, for 15 minutes.

4

Transfer the cooked meatballs from baking sheet into your slow cooker. Drizzle the prepared glaze on top. Gently mix the meatballs into the glaze. Cover and cook on high 2-3 hours or on low 6-8 hours. Stir occasionally.

5

Allow to cool a bit before serving. Meatballs may be served warm or at room temperature. Enjoy!

Nutritional Information

Yield: 9 servings, Serving Size: 5 meatballs
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 303, Total Carbohydrates: 6g, Fiber: 2g, Net Carbohydrates: 4g, Total Fat: 20g, Protein: 26g

Brought to you by Hip2Keto.

Low-Carb Sweet Savory Apricot Glazed Cocktail Meatballs ingredients in a bowl

Recipe Hip Tips:
  1. I absolutely adore the G Hughes Sugar-Free BBQ Sauce Collection. It’s definitely worth a try!
  2. Not a fan of Splenda sweetened items?

Recipe creator, Marley (marley@hip2keto.com), loves to experiment with new and exciting keto-friendly meals.


Beef love affair? Try this Slow-Cooker Keto Taco Soup Recipe

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    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Oh cool! Thanks for sharing with us, Kim!

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