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Keto BBQ Liver Meatballs

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These Liver BBQ Meatballs are packed full of flavor and nutrients!

Not a fan of liver? Don’t worry, these meatballs mask the liver flavor perfectly making sure you still get those good-for-you vitamins without the liver flavor.

Hands-on Overall

Serving size 3 meatballs

Allergy information for Keto BBQ Liver Meatballs

✔  Gluten free
✔  Dairy free
✔  Nut free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free

Nutritional values (per serving, 3 meatballs)

Net carbs6.1 grams
Protein26.6 grams
Fat31.5 grams
Calories423 kcal
Calories from carbs 6%, protein 26%, fat 68%
Total carbs8.8 gramsFiber2.7 gramsSugars2.4 gramsSaturated fat12 gramsSodium835 mg(36% RDA)Magnesium47 mg(12% RDA)Potassium649 mg(32% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 4 servings)

  • 1 lb ground beef (450 g)
  • 4 oz beef or chicken liver (113 g)
  • 1/2 small yellow onion, minced (80 g/ 2.8 oz)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt or pink Himalayan salt
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil or ghee (15 ml)
  • 1 cup sugar-free BBQ sauce - try our Keto BBQ sauce (240 ml/ 8 fl oz)
  • Optional: parsley, for serving


  1. Place all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until combined. Keto BBQ Liver Meatballs
  2. Form into 2-inch (5 cm) meatballs, about 12 meatballs (or up to 16 if making smaller meatballs). Keto BBQ Liver Meatballs
  3. Heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil over medium heat. Sear the meatballs 3-4 minutes per side until browned. Add in the BBQ sauce and gently stir to cover all meatballs. Keto BBQ Liver Meatballs
  4. Cook for 4-5 minutes until cooked through. Garnish with parsley if desired and serve with cauli-rice, flavoured cauliflower rice, shirataki noodles, steamed or roasted veggies (kale, asparagus, green beans, etc.) Keto BBQ Liver Meatballs Refrigerate leftovers for up to 4 days. Keto BBQ Liver Meatballs

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, 3 meatballs)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Beef, minced (ground), raw, grass-fed
0 g19.3 g22.5 g286 kcal
Liver (beef), raw
1.1 g5.8 g1 g38 kcal
Onion, brown (yellow), raw
0.6 g0.1 g0 g3 kcal
Garlic, fresh
0.5 g0.1 g0 g2 kcal
Paprika, spices
0.3 g0.2 g0.2 g5 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0.1 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Salt, pink Himalayan rock salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Olive oil, extra virgin
0 g0 g3.4 g30 kcal
Spicy chocolate BBQ sauce
3.5 g1.1 g4.3 g58 kcal
Total per serving, 3 meatballs
6.1 g26.6 g31.5 g423 kcal

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Lauren Lester
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Lauren Lester

Lauren is a food photographer, recipe developer, and author.

She is the founder of the creative content agency, Healthful Creative. HC specializes in helping food centered brands share their story through recipe development + food photography.

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