Low Carb Enchilada Meatballs, a delightful twist on a classic favorite, bring together the bold flavors of enchiladas with a keto-friendly and satisfying meatball creation. Crafted with precision, these meatballs boast a flavorful blend of ground beef or turkey, almond flour, Parmesan cheese, egg, garlic, chili powder, and cumin. The result is a protein-packed, low-carb base that sets the stage for a culinary journey that satisfies both taste buds and dietary preferences.

Baked to perfection, these meatballs emerge from the oven with a tempting golden-brown exterior and a juicy, tender center. The magic intensifies as they take a dip in a homemade enchilada sauce—crafted with sugar-free tomato sauce, water, chili powder, cumin, and garlic powder. This sauce delivers the signature bold and savory notes of traditional enchiladas, infusing each meatball with a burst of flavor that lingers on the palate.

Presented in a dish and adorned with a crown of shredded cheddar cheese, the Low Carb Enchilada Meatballs become a visual feast. The finishing touch comes in the form of freshly chopped cilantro, adding a pop of freshness to the dish. As you savor each bite, the harmonious marriage of spices, textures, and cheesy goodness unfolds, proving that low-carb can indeed be high in satisfaction.

Perfect for those seeking a keto-friendly option or simply looking to add a creative twist to their meal repertoire, these meatballs serve as a testament to the artistry of low-carb cooking. The melding of hearty meatballs with the vibrant flavors of enchiladas makes this dish a winner for both weeknight dinners and special occasions, demonstrating that indulgence can coexist with a commitment to a low-carb lifestyle.

Low Carb Enchilada Meatballs Recipe:


For Meatballs:

  • 1 lb ground beef or turkey
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

For Enchilada Sauce:

  • 1 cup sugar-free tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt to taste

For Garnish:

  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine ground beef or turkey, almond flour, Parmesan cheese, egg, minced garlic, chili powder, cumin, salt, and black pepper. Mix until well combined.
  3. Shape the mixture into meatballs and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Bake the meatballs in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until they are cooked through and browned.
  5. While the meatballs are baking, prepare the enchilada sauce. In a saucepan, combine sugar-free tomato sauce, water, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, and salt. Simmer over low heat until the sauce thickens.
  6. Once the meatballs are cooked, transfer them to the saucepan with the enchilada sauce. Gently coat the meatballs with the sauce.
  7. Serve the meatballs in a dish, topped with shredded cheddar cheese and chopped cilantro.

Nutritional Information (Approximate):

  • Calories: 400 per serving (about 5 meatballs with sauce)
  • Protein: 25g
  • Carbohydrates: 8g
  • Fat: 30g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Sodium: 800mg (adjust salt and cheese quantity for lower sodium content)

Please note that these values are estimates and can vary based on specific ingredients and portion sizes. Adjustments can be made based on dietary preferences and needs.