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Cheese Stuffed Taco Meatballs

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Yummy! Cheese stuffed taco meatballs are the perfect appetizer, snack, or main dish idea. These Keto taco stuffed meatballs are a fun spin on tacos and so cheesy and flavorful that you can’t eat just one!

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Cheese Stuffed Taco Meatballs

This cheese stuffed taco meatballs recipe is great for a Keto, low carb, and gluten free lifestyle. Add them to your meal plan or serve them at your party! Keto cheesey stuffed taco meatballs are kid approved too. My family loves these taco inspired meatballs especially on taco Tuesday.

What can you use in meatballs instead of breadcrumbs?

Almond meal or almond flour are great replacements for breadcrumbs in a Keto meatball recipe. This taco meatball recipe uses no breadcrumbs or replacement because they are stuffed with gooey cheese.

How do I keep these taco meatballs from falling apart?

Sometimes the cheese oozes out of these taco meatbalsl when they are cooking in the pan. The best way to avoid this is to tightly roll and form the meatballs.

How healthy are these cheese stuff taco meatballs?

They are low in carbs and high in fat making them a great option for the Ketogenic diet. To make them even healthier you can use grass fed beef.

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Can you eat tacos on the Keto diet?

No you cannot eat traditional tacos on the Keto diet. Soft and hard tortilla shells are high in carbohydrates. There are many creative work arounds to eat tacos on Keto. You can find low carb tortilla shells or make tortilla shells using cheese. These cheesy taco meatballs are another really great way to help with taco cravings!

How many cheesy stuffed taco meatballs does this recipe make?

This recipe makes 23 small meatballs. I like to make small meatballs because they are bite size! You can also eat several of these because they are only 0.4 grams of carbohydrates per meatball!

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What to serve with cheesy stuffed taco meatballs?

There are lots of ways to eat these taco meatballs. You can serve them with avocado, salsa, sour cream, or guacamole for dipping. They are a meal within themselves so delicious and filling. We love to eat the meatballs with these nacho cheese avocado chips! Here are a few other side dish ideas:

How to make cheesy taco meatballs

First in a small bowl, combine all of the spices together along with salt and pepper to taste. 

taco meatballs seasoning

Then in a larger mixing bowl, add the meat, one egg and the mixed seasoning. Continue to knead and toss together well with your hands until the ingredients are well blended. 

Using your hands form the meat mixture into 23 small meatballs, and flatten each one into the palm of your hand. 

Next fill the center of each flattened meatball with a small black of cheese, and then form the meat back around the cheese so that it is in the center of each enclosed meatball. (You want to make sure that you from the meat tightly around the cheese, so it doesn’t leak into the pan.)

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To cook the meatballs heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat on the stove, and add the meatballs. Continue to cook and brown on all sides for 6-10 minutes until your desired level of doneness has been reached. 

Finally you can serve as a meal, or on toothpicks as an appetizer.

keto and low carb taco cheesy meatball recipe

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Try my other Keto meatball recipe:

Keto Cheese Stuffed Taco Meatballs

keto stuffed taco meatballs recipe

Cheese Stuffed Taco Meatballs

Jessie
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Keto + Low Carb
Cuisine appetizer or meal
Servings 23
Calories 200 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ½ pounds ground beef
  • 2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 egg
  • 23 small cubes of cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl, combine all of the spices together along with salt and pepper to taste.
  • In a larger mixing bowl, add the meat, one egg and the mixed seasoning. Continue to knead and toss together well with your hands until the ingredients are well blended.
  • Using your hands form the meat mixture into 23 small meatballs, and flatten each one into the palm of your hand.
  • Fill the center of each flattened meatball with a small black of cheese, and then form the meat back around the cheese so that it is in the center of each enclosed meatball. (You want to make sure that you from the meat tightly around the cheese, so it doesn't leak into the pan.)
  • To cook the meatballs heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat on the stove, and add the meatballs. Continue to cook and brown on all sides for 6-10 minutes until your desired level of doneness has been reached.
  • You can serve as a meal, or on toothpicks as an appetizer.

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