Thai Chili Lime Meatballs

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I haven’t done meatballs in a while and I wanted to see if I could put an Asian twist on some of the meats I had in the fridge. Well, I had ground pork and ground beef – so it was an easy one. Tons of limes are found throughout my house because I love them to bits – so I tossed some lime juice in pretty much everything I could and called it a day.

These meatballs pack a bit of a punch, so if you’re the type of person that doesn’t like the heat, de-seed your chili peppers! The taste? Well, the taste is great. The meatballs don’t bring an over-seasoned taste, they are holding on to the bland side a bit by themselves. But when you combine it with the dipping sauce with all of the pan drippings, it’s a fantastic combination. You can either serve the sauce on the side, or you can pour it over all the meatballs before serving.


I just wanted to say on a side note that I rolled some of the meatballs in sesame seeds, but not all. It was more of a play to see how they’d look in photos and see if they looked nice to present. I thought it did, but you can let me know your thoughts too! I didn’t think that they added much flavor or addition to the dish, but they do contain some carbs so just be careful with that if you’re going to do it also.

Many of the sesame seeds fall off of the meatballs as you pick them up to eat, so if you’re dead set on doing this, you could first dip them in the sauce (it’s a bit sticky) and then dip them in sesame seeds.

Yields 20-30 Meatballs with Dipping Sauce (Depending on Size)

The Preparation

Thai Style Meatballs

  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 4 stalks green onions, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 3 medium (~70 g) red chili peppers, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Gluten Free Soy Sauce
  • ¼ cup Honeyville Almond Flour
  • 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil, for frying
  • 1 ½ tablespoons sesame oil, for frying
  • Optional: 6 tablespoons sesame seeds

Sweet Chili Lime Sauce

The Execution

1. Add 1 lb. Ground Pork, 1 lb. Ground Beef, 4 stalks Spring Onions (chopped), and 3 medium Red Chili Peppers (chopped, about 70g) to a large mixing bowl.


2. Mix everything together well, then add 2 tbsp. Gluten Free Soy Sauce, 2 tbsp. Lime Juice, 1 tsp. Salt, 1 tsp. Garlic Powder, and 1 tsp. Ginger Powder.


3. Mix everything together again and then add 1/4 cup Honeyville Almond Flour on top. Mix well until almond flour is absorbed into mixture.


4. Roll out the meatballs to the size of your preference. For me, this made 22 meatballs. You can get anywhere from 20-35 meatballs with this recipe.


5. Heat 1 1/2 tbsp. of both olive oil and sesame oil in a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, drop the meatballs in, making sure not to overcrowd the pan. The meat should sizzle when you drop it in.


6. Cover the pan with a lid and let cook for about 3 minutes.


7. Flip the meatballs over, cover, and cook for an additional 3 minutes or until cooked all the way through.


8. In a small pan, add 1/3 cup Sugar Free Apricot Preserves, 1/4 cup Water, 2 tbsp. Lime Juice and 1/4 tsp. Red Pepper Flakes.


9. Bring sauce to a rolling boil and let reduce while stirring occasionally. Once the meatballs are cooked, add all of the pan drippings to the sauce and continue to reduce until you find the consistency you want.


10. Optional – coat meatballs in sesame seeds and serve with a side of dipping.

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This will make 6 total servings. Each serving of meatballs with sauce comes out to 495 Calories, 39.8g Fats, 3.5g Net Carbs, and 27.3g Protein.

Thai Chili Lime MeatballsCaloriesFats (g)Carbs (g)Fiber (g)Net Carbs (g)Protein (g)
1 lb. Ground Pork11919600076
1 lb. Ground Beef11208800076
4 stalks Spring Onions1303121
1 tsp. Garlic Powder902020
1 tsp. Ginger Powder601010
3 medium Red Chili Peppers1504131
2 tbsp. GF Soy Sauce3001014
2 tbsp. Lime Juice702020
1/4 cup Almond Flour160146336
1 1/2 tbsp. Olive Oil180210000
1 1/2 tbsp. Sesame Oil180200000
Per Serving ( /6 )485.
Sweet Chili Lime SauceCaloriesFats (g)Carbs (g)Fiber (g)Net Carbs (g)Protein (g)
1/3 cup SF Apricot Preserves500201550
1/4 tsp. Red Pepper Flakes200000
2 tbsp. Lime Juice702020
Per Serving ( /6 )
Thai Chili Lime Meatballs

This will make 6 total servings. Each serving of meatballs with sauce comes out to 495 Calories, 39.8g Fats, 3.5g Net Carbs, and 27.3g Protein.

The Preparation

    Thai Style Meatballs
  • 1 lb. Ground Pork
  • 1 lb. Ground Beef
  • 4 stalks Spring Onions (chopped)
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp. Ginger Powder
  • 3 medium Red Chili Peppers (chopped, about 70g)
  • 2 tbsp. Gluten Free Soy Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Honeyville Almond Flour
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. Olive Oil (for frying)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. Sesame Oil (for frying)
  • 6 Tbsp. Sesame Seeds (Optional - will add carbs)
  • Sweet Chili Lime Sauce
  • 1/3 cup Sugar Free Apricot Preserves
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 1/4 tsp. Red Pepper Flakes
  • 2 tbsp. Lime Juice

The Execution

  1. Mix all of the meatball ingredits (except oil) in a bowl until a sticky mixture is formed.
  2. Roll out meatballs to size of your choice. You should end up with 20-30 meatballs.
  3. In a cast iron skillet, heat oil to medium high heat. Once hot, add meatballs, but don't overcrowd pan.
  4. Cook for about 3-4 minutes on each size, flipping as needed and placing a lid over the pan.
  5. Combine all sauce ingredients in a pan and bring to rapid boil. Turn heat down and continue to stir every so often.
  6. Once all meatballs are cooked, add all pan drippings into sauce and stir in well.
  7. Optional: Roll meatballs in sesame seeds until fully covered.