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Keto Taco Meatballs

4.7 Stars (19 Reviews)
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Keto Taco Meatballs make the best appetizer. Dip them in creamy salsa dip. These low carb meatballs are a sure fire crowd pleaser that will disappear fast!

Taco Meatballs Ingredients

Dipping Sauce Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce

Keto Taco Meatballs Directions

  • 1
    To a large bowl, add all ingredients and mix until combined.
    ingredients for keto taco meatballs in a bowl
  • 2
    Roll meatballs into a golf ball size shape.
    low carb taco meatball in a ball
  • 3
    Air Fryer Instructions Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees for 3-4 minutes before adding in the meatballs. Add the meatballs to the basket of the air fryer and cook at 400 degrees for 6-7 minutes for until the interior of the meatball is cooked through.
    philips air fryer with keto taco meatballs inside
  • 4
    Oven Instructions Place meatballs on a parchment lined baking tray and bake in a 400 degree oven for 9-12 minutes or until cooked through.
    gluten free keto taco meatballs on a wire rack baking tray
  • 5
    Stovetop Instructions Heat a couple tablespoons of avocado oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add meatballs in a single layer in the skillet. Space about 1 inch apart. Don't overcrowd the skillet. Work in batches. Cook meatballs on all sides until browned on the outside and cooked through in the interior.
  • 6
    Freezer Instructions Place meatballs in a freezer safe bag and arrange in a single layer. To thaw out for cooking, thaw the night before in the refrigerator.

Latest Keto Dishes

Low Carb Taco Meatball Recipe

keto taco meatballs on a plate with salsa on top

These low carb meatballs are a favorite at our game day parties and potlucks. I also like to make them for lunch and dinner. My family loves these. It’s a new play on Taco Tuesday.

Loaded with all the flavors of the Southwest, these keto taco meatballs are spicy and cheesy. Each meatball is filled with cheddar cheese, taco flavoring, cilantro and garlic. Dip them in a creamy salsa sauce for an even tastier bite.

Air Fryer Taco Meatballs

If you don’t want to cook your taco meatballs in the oven or stove top, I highly recommend frying them in the air fryer. I love our air fryer. We use a Philip’s. I can fit about 9 meatballs in this air fryer, so I have to work in batches. It cooks meatball perfectly - browned on the outside and juicy on the inside.

Clean is easy too if you are using an air fryer. The baskets are trays are dishwasher safe.

Keto Taco Seasoning

I usually make my own keto taco seasoning mix. It’s easy to make in bulk and it contains clean ingredients without any fillers or sugars. Try my recipe for keto taco seasoning if you are interested in making your own.

keto taco seasoning in a small dish

You can also use store bought taco seasoning mix. Just make sure to check the label. Look out for any sugars the manufacturer might sneak in.

Creamy Salsa Dip for Keto Meatballs

keto taco meatballs covered in creamy salsa sauce I love to serve these taco meatballs as an appetizer. I’ll also make up an easy keto dip to go along with them. The dip is a creamy salsa dip with sour cream, low carb salsa, and taco sauce.

Drizzle the salsa dip on your meatballs or dip the balls right in!

Keto Meal Prep Tips

meatballs in a freezer safe bag Meatballs are one of the best keto recipes to meal prep. They don’t take a lot of time to prep up and you can freeze them for later use. They even can be stored, uncooked, in ball form in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

If you are having a party or just making these for dinner, you can save on time if you prep these keto meatballs the day before.

Since I have calculated the macros based on one meatball, it’s easy to calculate your macros for the day and figure out how many meatballs you should have for your meal.

dipping taco meatball in a creamy salsa sauce with a toothpick

Even the creamy salsa sauce can be prepped ahead of time.

Other Delicious Keto Meatball Recipes

I have other amazing keto meatball recipes on the website. Check these out! The macros are all calculated out per meatballs to help make it easier to reach your macro goals.

pizza meatballs with bell pepper and mushrooms

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Annie Lampella

Annie Lampella

I strive to find meals that your whole family can enjoy (kids and relatives too) while you are on your keto quest. You can still have your favorite foods on the keto diet, you just have to be creative with how you make them.

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