Keto Sweet and Sour Meatballs (Low-Carb)

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One recipe we have enjoyed year after year is crock pot jelly meatballs. A classic party appetizer, jelly meatballs are a family favorite at any and all family get-together.

They are very simple to make and you will be amazed at how they taste.

This recipe can be served at parties or for a quick dinner. Just add ingredients to your slow cooker, stir and set slow cooker to low for 8 hours.

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You can use jam sweetened with a keto-friendly sweetener like monk fruit or stevia. We prefer to make our own. Raspberry jam or Cranberry jam work really well for this recipe.



  • 2 pounds of ground beef (or 1 pound ground beef and 1 pound ground pork)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese, grated (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons of flax meal (optional)
  • salt and pepper
  • optional spices – garlic, paprika, onion powder, parsley, oregano

Mix all ingredients really well. Roll into approximately 1 1/2 inch meatballs. Place in slow cooker.


  • 2 cups Raspberry or cranberry jam (See recipe below)
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar Swerve or golden Monk fruit
  • 3 tablespoons of rice wine vinegar
  • 1/4 – 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1/2 – 1 teaspoon of ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp of ground allspice
  • 2 tsp of chili powder
  • 2 – 3 Tablespoons of coconut aminos
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp of red pepper flakes (if you want it spicy)

Mix all ingredients together, pour over meatballs and stir. Cook on low for 8 hours or high for approximately 3 hours.

  • If you are in a hurry, you can roll meatballs and place them on a parchment covered pan. Bake at 375 till done.
  • While waiting for meatballs to bake, mix all sauce ingredients in a saucepan and simmer on low till heated.
  • Once meatballs are done, mix meatballs and sauce together, and serve.

Keto Jam Recipe


  • 4 cups of frozen (or fresh) cranberries, raspberries, or a mix of the two
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • granulated stevia or golden monk fruit sweetener to taste
  • 1/4 tsp xanthan gum (optional)


Place cranberries or raspberries in a saucepan. Heat over medium heat, while stirring, until fruit begins to break down, and release its own fluid. Add lemon juice and sweetener. Continue to simmer while stirring, for approximately 5-8 min. Add xanthan gum. Mix well. Can use a blender or an immersion blender if you prefer a smmoth consistency.

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