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Low Carb Enchilada Meatballs

These Low Carb Enchilada Meatballs are a delightful twist on traditional meatballs, infusing them with the vibrant flavors of enchiladas. The cheesy goodness combined with the zesty enchilada sauce creates a dish that’s both satisfying and full of flavor. Plus, it’s an excellent option for those following a low-carb lifestyle without sacrificing taste. Whether served as an appetizer or a main course, these meatballs are sure to impress!



  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup real grated cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  • 1/4 cup enchilada sauce (3 grams of sugar or less)



  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. In a large bowl, combine all the meatball ingredients and mix well until thoroughly combined.
  3. Shape the mixture into approximately 15 meatballs and place them on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes or until the meatballs are cooked through.

Put together Casserole:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Pour 1/4 cup of enchilada sauce into the bottom of a small baking dish or cast iron skillet.
  3. Place the cooked meatballs into the dish and top them with the remaining enchilada sauce. Sprinkle shredded cheese on top.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.


  1. Can I use ground turkey instead of ground beef? Yes, ground turkey can be substituted for ground beef for a lighter option.
  2. Can I use pre-made enchilada sauce? Absolutely! Just make sure to check the label for sugar content to keep it low carb.
  3. Are these meatballs freezer-friendly? Yes, you can freeze both the raw meatball mixture and the cooked meatballs for future use.
  4. Can I make these meatballs ahead of time? Definitely! You can prepare the meatball mixture and shape them in advance, then bake them when ready to serve.
  5. What can I serve with these enchilada meatballs? They pair well with cauliflower rice, salad, or low-carb tortillas for a complete meal.
  6. Can I adjust the spice level of the meatballs? Yes, feel free to adjust the amount of taco seasoning to suit your taste preferences.
  7. Can I use different types of cheese? Absolutely! Experiment with different cheeses like pepper jack or Mexican blend for added flavor.
  8. How long will leftovers keep in the refrigerator? Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.


  1. Use lean ground beef: Opt for lean ground beef to reduce the fat content while still enjoying delicious meatballs.
  2. Line baking sheet with foil for easy cleanup: Lining the baking sheet with aluminum foil makes cleanup a breeze.
  3. Check meatballs for doneness: Ensure the meatballs are fully cooked by checking for an internal temperature of 160°F (71°C).
  4. Customize your toppings: Get creative with toppings like diced avocado, sour cream, or chopped cilantro to enhance the flavor profile.

These Low Carb Enchilada Meatballs are a flavorful and satisfying dish that’s perfect for any occasion. With simple ingredients and easy preparation, they’re sure to become a staple in your recipe collection. Enjoy the deliciousness guilt-free!

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