Low-carb, Gluten-free Meatballs – without Bread

Low-carb, Gluten-free Meatballs - without Bread
  • Prep Time
    15 mins
  • Cook Time
    45 mins
  • Serving
    50
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Low-carb, Gluten-free Meatballs - without Bread

These golden brown meatballs, either hot or cold, are excellent welcoming bites.  It is a perfect choice for gatherings of friends, card parties, children’s parties, New Year’s Eve evenings or summer terrace conversations. Kids and adults without exception will love it.  It can be mixed in advance, baking is done in a few minutes.  Decorated or just by itself, an enjoyable treat will be on the table in every way.

In this recipe, I show you how to make meatballs gluten-free, with minimal carbs, without bread or bread crumbs.

Low-carb, Gluten-free Meatballs - without Bread

Meatballs made originally with soaked bread or buns in water or milk. However, bread greatly raises the carbohydrate values of meatloaf, which in turn I wanted to avoid.  Therefore, instead of bread, I was looking for an “additive” that is natural, rich in fiber, and also contains fewer carbs. In addition, the taste is neutral, so it does not change the taste of the meatloaf. That’s why I chose chickpeas.

Low-carb, Gluten-free Meatballs - without Bread

By comparison, 100 g of buns or bread has a carbohydrate content of 57.4 g and a fiber content of approx. it contains only 2.1 g, ie at least 55.3 g of carbs. In contrast, 100 g of cooked chickpeas has a carbohydrate content of 27.42 g and a fiber content of 7.6 g, so it contains less than 20 g of carbohydrates in total. (I would mention wholemeal breads or buns only in parentheses because, in the end, they contain only barely 10 grams less carbs than white bread and are not a significant carb savings.) So chickpeas not only contain less carbohydrates but also more fiber, and above all, it is gluten free.

You can serve it on a toothpick with cheese, pickles, red pepper cubes, or halved cherry tomatoes. You can make a cheese sauce or any dip.

With the same recipe you can make “Stefania Meatloaf Stuffed with Hard Boiled Eggs – without Bread”.  Look at, how to make it:

Ingredients

Low-carb, Gluten-free Meatballs - without Bread

Nutrition

A piece of meatballs out of 50 pcs.

  • Daily Value*
  • Calories: 33
    1.6 %
  • Fat: 1.2 g
    0.7 %
  • Total Carbs: 0.8 g
    1.2 %
  • Fiber: 0.2 g
    0.7 %
  • Sugar: 0.2 g
    0.5 %
  • Net Carbs: 0.6 g
    1.4 %
  • Protein: 4.7 g
    6.2 %
  • Sodium: 23 mg
    1 %
  • Potassium: 83 mg
    2.4 %

    Directions

    Step 1
    Low-carb, Gluten-free Meatballs - without Bread

    Wash the dry chickpeas and cook until soft. Under cover, this takes about 60 minutes, but you can use canned chickpeas as well.

    Step 2
    Low-carb, Gluten-free Meatballs - without Bread

    Put the cooked chickpeas in a mixer, you can also add a little water.

    Step 3
    Low-carb, Gluten-free Meatballs - without Bread

    Chop the onion, fry in a little fat and pour this into the mixer as well, then blend together until creamy.

    Step 4
    Low-carb, Gluten-free Meatballs - without Bread

    Put the minced meat in a deep bowl.

    Step 5
    Low-carb, Gluten-free Meatballs - without Bread

    Add the creamy chickpeas, eggs, crushed garlic and spices, then knead together well.

    Step 6
    Low-carb, Gluten-free Meatballs - without Bread

    Knead dumplings weighing 20 to 25 g with a wet hand, then roll into keto breadcrumbs.

    Step 7
    Low-carb, Gluten-free Meatballs - without Bread

    It is advisable to prepare all the dumplings before baking.

    Step 8
    Low-carb, Gluten-free Meatballs - without Bread

    Fry in hot lard or oven until golden brown.

    Step 9

    You can serve it on a toothpick with cheese, pickles, red pepper cubes, or halved cherry tomatoes. You can make a cheese sauce or any dip.

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