Chili Garlic Meatballs 2
Chili Garlic Meatballs 2

Sweet Chili Garlic Meatballs

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Chili Garlic Sauce

  • ¼ medium red pepper, coarsely chopped
  • 2 dried Thai chilis, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp fresh grated ginger
  • 1/4 tsp xanthan gum


  • 1 lb ground beef (can sub ground chicken, turkey, or pork)
  • ¼ cup almond flour
  • 1 green onion, white and light green parts only, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¾ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 large egg


Chili Garlic Sauce

Combine the pepper, chilis, water, Swerve, garlic, vinegar, fish sauce and ginger in a blender, and blend until mostly smooth. Transfer to a saucepan set over medium heat. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat. Simmer 3 minutes. Whisk in the xanthan gum to combine. Let cool.


  1. Preheat the oven to 375F and line a large baking sheet with parchment or tinfoil.
  2. In a large boil, combine the beef, almond flour, green onion, salt, garlic, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Mix with your hands. Add the egg and mix until well combined.
  3. Roll the mixture into 1 inch balls and place on the baking sheet. Bake 15 minutes, then remove from the oven and brush about half of the sauce over them. Bake another 5 minutes.
  4. Serve with the remaining sauce for dipping.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1

Servings 6

Calories 160
Total Fat 7g
Total Saturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 80mg
Sodium 570mg
Total Carbs 13g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 1g
Swerve 10g
Protein 19g
Net Carbs: 2g