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Sweet and Sour Meatballs (THM-S, Low Carb) #trimhealthymama #thm #thms #lowcarb #keto #sweetandsour #meatballs #glutenfree #sugarfree #dairyfree
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5 from 4 votes

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Slightly sweet and tangy, these low carb Sweet and Sour Meatballs are a healthy version of comfort food. Eat alone or pair with cauliflower rice for a delicious, filling meal.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Calories: 264kcal


For the Meatballs:

For the Sauce:

Other Ingredients:

  • ½ Onion Sliced
  • ½ Green Bell Pepper chopped
  • ½ Sweet Red Pepper chopped


  • In a large bowl, mix all the meatball ingredients (except toasted sesame oil) together, until well combined.
  • Place toasted sesame oil in a skillet and heat over medium heat.
  • Brown meatballs for about 5-6 minutes on each side, until almost cooked through.
  • Remove meatballs from skillet.
  • Add onions and peppers to the skillet and sauté until vegetables are tender.
  • Mix tomato paste, xylitol, garlic salt, rice vinegar, liquid aminos, and water.
  • Place the meatballs back in the skillet, then pour the sauce over the meatballs and pepper mixture.
  • Cover with a lid, turn heat down and simmer for 10-12 minutes, or until sauce has reduced some and meatballs are cooked through.
  • Serve with cauliflower rice.


If you want to turn this into an E Meal (Trim Healthy Mamas), make sure you use very lean burger, brown the meatballs in a small amount of water (instead of oil) in the skillet, replace the egg with 3 Tablespoons Egg Whites, and replace the Heavy Whipping Cream with Unsweetened Almond Milk. This should keep the meatballs and sauce a Fuel Pull, which you could then eat with brown rice! Yay!
Note: Nutritional information was calculated using 90% lean ground beef.


Serving: 5Meatballs | Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 14g | Fiber: 2g