Keto Pork Meatball Bites with Cream Sauce


  • 1 1/4 pounds ground pork
  • 2 strips bacon
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 2 tablespoons almond flour
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon liquid aminos
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 1/2 cups Water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cracked pepper
  • In a bowl mix the ground pork, bacon, egg, onion, almond flour, garlic, cracked pepper, sea salt and liquid aminos together.
  • Take 2 tablespoons of the meatball mixture and shape into a ball using wet hands. Place on a flat surface such as a cookie sheet.
  • Continue shaping meatballs. Makes about 24 weighing about 1 ounce each.
  • Press Sauté on the Instant Pot. Once display reads "hot", add avocado oil.
  • Carefully place half the meatballs into pot evenly spaced. After two minutes, turn them over.
  • After a minute, roll them onto a side. After another minute, remove and set aside on a plate.
  • Continue from step 5 to 7 with second batch of meat balls.
  • Once the second batch of meat balls are brown, remove and place with first batch.
  • Deglaze pot with water or chicken stock, be sure to scrape as much of the bits off the sides and bottom of the pan.
  • Add the meatballs back into the pot along with any drippings. Press cancel on the Instant Pot to stop Sauté.
  • Close lid and lock. Seal the pressure release valve. Press Manual and adjust to high pressure. Set time for 7 minutes to cook.
  • In the meantime, whisk xanthan gum into melted butter.
  • After cooking time is complete, press Cancel and Quick Release the pressure release valve. Unlock and open the lid. Remove the meatballs and set aside.
  • Press Sauté. Whisk in butter with xanthan gum into water/stock.
  • Next whisk in cream, salt and pepper in the Instant Pot. Let the sauce heat for 2 minutes while whisking.
  • Add the meatballs along with any drippings into the sauce and stir around to coat.
  • Ladle the meatballs with sauce into a bowl. Serve and enjoy!
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