Keto Cranberry Barbecue Meatballs Recipe

Recipe Category: Barbecue


Keto Cranberry Barbecue Meatballs Recipe


  • 2 pounds (1 kg) ground turkey
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 scallions, minced
  • 2 tablespoons (28 ml) soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Splenda
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) oil
  • 1 cup (240 ml) low-carb barbecue sauce (your choice from the Sauces and Seasonings chapter, or purchased)
  • 1 cup (110 g) cranberries
  • 1/4 cup (6 g) Splenda


  1. In a big mixing bowl, combine the turkey, eggs, and scallions
  2. In another bowl, mix together the soy sauce, orange extract, pepper, and 1 teaspoon Splenda and pour into the bowl with the turkey
  3. Now use clean hands to smoosh it all together until its very well blended
  4. Make 1-inch 2 5-cm meatballs from the mixture
  5. Heat half the oil in a big, heavy skillet over medium heat
  6. Brown the meatballs in a few batches, adding the rest of the oil as needed
  7. Transfer the browned meatballs to your slow cooker
  8. In a blender or food processor with an S-blade, combine the barbecue sauce, cranberries, and 1/4 cup (6 g) Splenda
  9. Run it until the berries are pureed
  10. Pour this mixture over the meatballs
  11. Cover the slow cooker, set to low, and let it cook for 5 to 6 hours
  12. Serve hot from the slow cooker with toothpicks for spearing!

Makes 48 meatballs

  1. Each with 4 g protein, 1 g carbohydrate, trace dietary fiber, 1 g usable carbs

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