I have made this recipe so many times, and then one day discovered I get migraines from Worcestershire sauce.  No problem; enter liquid smoke!


These are terrific meatballs. This is actually a microwave recipe - easy peasy!  I inherited this fantastic recipe from my mother-in-law.  Once you have tried these meatballs, you'll want them again and again!  I Do check below in the Helpful Hints how you can make your own low-carb chutney in a jiffy - in seconds!  It is so easy and very tasty.  You can even add hot sauce if you like it hot.  Hope you are all having a good holiday and as soon as possible we should all get back to sensible eating and quit feasting so much, hey?  It's good while it lasts, but it's sensible to quickly get back to a routine.  I will most certainly always have to watch my weight and I'm going to be honest here.  I don't care what Gary Taubes says on the subject, calories do still matter for me.  It's just easier to eat less when I'm not constantly eating foods that promote high insulin levels.  

This recipe is in Volume 3 of Low-Carbing Among Friends cookbooks.

18 oz extra lean ground beef (510 g)
1 egg
3 oz onion, finely chopped (90 g)
1 tbsp gluten-free oat flour, OR coconut flour (15 mL)
1 tbsp low-carb ketchup, OR tomato paste (15 mL)
1 tbsp liquid smoke, OR (15 mL)
  Worcestershire sauce
11/2  tsp white vinegar (7 mL)
1 clove garlic, crushed
3/4  tsp salt (3 mL)
1/4  tsp white pepper (1 mL)
Chutney Sauce:
2 tbsp low-carb, sugar-free chutney* (easy to make with sugar-free jam in seconds - see Helpful Hints below) (30 mL)
1 tbsp liquid smoke, OR Worcestershire sauce (15 mL)
1 tbsp low-carb Ketchup, OR tomato paste (15 mL)
1 tbsp olive oil (15 mL)
1 tsp curry powder (5 mL)

In large bowl, combine ground beef with egg, onion, oat flour, OR coconut flour, ketchup, OR tomato paste, liquid smoke, OR Worcestershire sauce, white vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper.  Form into 10 meatballs.  Place in 2-quart (2 L) microwaveable baking dish. Pour sauce over meatballs. Microwave uncovered on high power 10 minutes (1 minute per meatball).  Serve with extra sugar-free chutney, if desired – put a little on top of each meatball.

Chutney Sauce: In small bowl, whisk together low-carb chutney, liquid smoke, OR Worcestershire sauce, low-carb ketchup, OR tomato paste, olive oil and curry powder.

Helpful Hints:  *You may use either a commercial product or a low-carb, sugar-free apricot or peach jam, stir in a little white vinegar and Worcestershire sauce to taste, and you have yourself a lovely, quick and easy low-carb, sugar-free chutney.  It tastes really good too.  Try it and see!  If you like hot chutney, add some hot sauce to the chutney.

Double the recipe, if you like.  You’ll be glad you did!

Yield:  10 meatballs
1 meatball per serving
137.9 calories
10.5 g protein
9.5 g fat
1.6 g net carbs


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