Keto Pork Meatball Bites with Cream Sauce
Servings Prep Time
6servings 25minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
6servings 25minutes
Cook Time
  • 1 1/4pounds ground pork
  • 2strips baconminced
  • 1 eggmixed
  • 1/2medium onionminced
  • 2tablespoons almond flour
  • 1clove garlicminced
  • 1/4teaspoon peppercracked
  • 1/2teaspoon sea salt
  • 1tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1tablespoon liquid aminosor tamari or soy sauce
  • 2tablespoons avocado oilor coconut oil
  • 1 1/2cups Wateror chicken stock
  • 2tablespoons buttersalted, melted
  • 1/2teaspoon xanthan gumoptional
  • 2/3cup heavy cream33%
  • 1/2teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4teaspoon cracked pepper
  1. In a bowl mix the ground pork, bacon, egg, onion, almond flour, garlic, cracked pepper, sea salt and liquid aminos together.
  2. Take 2 tablespoons of the meatball mixture and shape into a ball using wet hands. Place on a flat surface such as a cookie sheet.
  3. Continue shaping meatballs. Makes about 24 weighing about 1 ounce each.
  4. Press Sauté on the Instant Pot. Once display reads “hot”, add avocado oil.
  5. Carefully place half the meatballs into pot evenly spaced. After two minutes, turn them over.
  6. After a minute, roll them onto a side. After another minute, remove and set aside on a plate.
  7. Continue from step 5 to 7 with second batch of meat balls.
  8. Once the second batch of meat balls are brown, remove and place with first batch.
  9. Deglaze pot with water or chicken stock, be sure to scrape as much of the bits off the sides and bottom of the pan.
  10. Add the meatballs back into the pot along with any drippings. Press cancel on the Instant Pot to stop Sauté.
  11. Close lid and lock. Seal the pressure release valve. Press Manual and adjust to high pressure. Set time for 7 minutes to cook.
  12. In the meantime, whisk xanthan gum into melted butter.
  13. After cooking time is complete, press Cancel and Quick Release the pressure release valve. Unlock and open the lid. Remove the meatballs and set aside.
  14. Press Sauté. Whisk in butter with xanthan gum into water/stock.
  15. Next whisk in cream, salt and pepper in the Instant Pot. Let the sauce heat for 2 minutes while whisking.
  16. Add the meatballs along with any drippings into the sauce and stir around to coat.
  17. Ladle the meatballs with sauce into a bowl. Serve and enjoy!