Korean Dumpling-Inspired Keto Meatballs

Korean Keto Meatballs

These keto-friendly meatballs taste like authentic Korean dumplings, without the added carbs. Serve over sauteed cabbage and mushrooms for a complete, Asian-inspired dish.
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Korean
Keyword keto meatballs
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients

For the meatballs:

  • 2 lb. ground pork
  • 1 white onion finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp. coconut aminos
  • 2 Tbsp. toasted sesame oil
  • 1 cup green cabbage shredded
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • Olive oil for cooking

For the sauce:

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

  2. In a large bowl, prepare your meatball mixture. Combine ground pork, onion, coconut aminos, and sesame oil and mix. Let sit for five minutes. 

  3. While your meatball mixture rests, prepare your sauce. Whisk together coconut milk, chicken bone broth, coconut aminos, and fresh ginger in a pot over medium heat. Allow to cook for 5 minutes, then remove from heat.

  4. Return to your meatball mixture. Add the cabbage, and mix again.

  5. Heat a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Drizzle with olive oil.

  6. Form your meatballs into small balls, roughly 1 to 1.5 inches in diameter. Place into the cast skillet. Sear for roughly 2 minutes, flip, then sear for another 2 minutes.

  7. Turn off the burner, and pour the sauce mixture directly into the cast iron pan with the meatballs. Transfer the entire pan to the oven.

  8. Cook the meatballs for an additional 15 minutes, until cooked thoroughly.

  9. Serve.