These mouth watering Keto BBQ meatballs are a crowd pleaser! They're loaded with amazing flavor because of secret ingredient that make them especially delicious.
If you've had had traditional crockpot meatballs with grape jelly, then you know just how amazing the combination of BBQ sauce and jelly is.
The secret ingredient in this low carb meatball recipe is Homemade Raspberry Sauce! The best news is that it's sugar free. That means you get to enjoy all that yumminess without the extra carbs!
If you're looking for something easy to make to serve for game day or your next family gathering, these slow cooker meatballs will be a huge hit!
They are precooked in the oven the finished off in the crock pot making them perfectly tender and juicy. And because they are kept warm in the slow cooker, there's no need to stand over them while you visit with your guests.
What's in Crockpot BBQ Meatballs
- Ground beef
- Ground pork
- Sugar-free BBQ Sauce
- Sugar-free Raspberry Sauce
- Oat fiber
*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.
How to Make Crockpot Keto Meatballs
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Add in the ground beef and pork and mix just until combined, but do not over mix or the meatballs won’t be as tender.
Using a cookie scoop, form the meatballs.
Bake for 20 minutes or until they start to brown and hold their shape.
Pour the remaining bbq sauce, raspberry sauce and water into a small mixing bowl and mix to combine.
Add in the meatballs the bowl of your slow cooker. If you have a 6 quart like mine, they will all fit perfectly in one layer.
Pour the bbq sauce, raspberry sauce and water mixture over the top.
Gently stir so that all the meatballs are coated in the sauce.
Cook on high for 2 hours (or low for 3-4 hours), stirring a few times in between.
Serve Keto meatballs with toothpicks or mini skewers for easy grabbing.
What are the Carbs in Meatballs?
Traditional meatballs with jelly typically have breadcrumbs or some other filler and use a sugary jelly that cause them to have more carbs, around 25-30 grams per serving, than what is preferred on Keto.
Because these meatballs only use a little oat fiber instead, and a sugar free raspberry sauce in place of the jelly, they are much lower in carbs, around 2 net carbs per serving, giving them a great Keto makeover.
How Do I Freeze These Keto Meatballs?
Meatballs are GREAT for make ahead appetizers. You can make up several batches, freeze them and have them on hand for those last minute get togethers. You can freeze these gluten free meatballs a couple of ways:
Without the BBQ sauce: Bake the Keto meatballs then make then allow them to cool. Please them on a clean sheet pan and pre-freeze them for about an hour. Once frozen, throw them in a freezer bag or air tight safe container for up to a couple of months.
With BBQ sauce or leftovers: You can also make the entire recipe up and just place it in a airtight container to freeze. Or you can freeze any leftovers you have the same way. When you're ready to serve, just thaw them over night in the fridge then reheat on low in the crock pot.
If you don’t have time to make my Raspberry Chipotle BBQ Sauce and Raspberry Sauce for this recipe, you can use your favorite Keto friendly bbq sauce and sugar-free raspberry jam. The flavors will of course, be different, but it will still work.
You can also make the sauces and meatballs in advance, then put them in the crockpot when you are ready. Or you can make the entire recipe in advance and just heat them up before serving.
If you can’t find oat fiber, you can sub with almond flour. Keep in mind that because oat fiber is more absorbent and ground finer than almond flour, it will change the texture a little.
You can also fry the meatballs, instead of baking them. I’ve found that baking them makes them cook more evenly and allows them to hold their shape better.
What Slow Cooker is Best to Use?
I used the Hamilton Beach 6 Quart Slow Cooker and absolutely love it. It's very lightweight and is programmable. But here's my favorite part... you can use the insert on your stovetop to sear before slow cooking.
So if you have a roast that you want to sear to give it more flavor, you don't have to use another pan! You can also deglaze the pan with your liquids and really make the most of all that flavor. Hands down, my favorite slow cooker ever!
More Keto Appetizers
- Keto Fried Shrimp
- Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers
- Keto Fried Green Tomatoes
- Buffalo Deviled Eggs
- Bang Bang Salmon Cakes
What is Oat Fiber? Is Oat Fiber Keto?
Oat Fiber is made from grinding the outer husks of oats. How healthy is oat fiber? It's pure insoluble fiber, which doesn't dissolve in water and isn't broken down in the digestive tract, so it has zero net carbs and is perfect for a Keto Diet. It helps give a more traditional texture and that's why I use it so often. Check out all the Keto Oat Fiber Recipes you can make!
What is a Substitute for Oat Fiber?
To get the best results, it's best to use oat fiber if you can. If you're unable to find it, try a combination of psyllium husk powder and coconut flour. Since both are very absorbent, you might have to add more liquid.
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Crockpot BBQ Keto Meatballs
- 1 pound ground beef, I use 85%
- ½ pound ground pork
- 1 ¼ cups sugar-free BBQ sauce, divided
- 1 cup sugar-free raspberry sauce, puréed and seeds strained out
- ⅓ cup onion, finely minced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 whole eggs, beaten
- 2 tablespoons oat fiber, see notes
- 1 ½ tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- ¼ cup water
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Add in the ground beef and pork and mix just until combined, but do not over mix or the meatballs won’t be as tender.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until they start to brown and hold their shape.
- Pour the remaining bbq sauce, raspberry sauce and water into a small mixing bowl and mix to combine.
- Add in the meatballs the bowl of your slow cooker. If you have a 6 quart like mine, they will all fit perfectly in one layer.
- Pour the bbq sauce and raspberry sauce mixture over the top. Gently stir so that all the meatballs are coated in the sauce.
- Cook on high for 2 hours (or low for 3-4 hours), stirring a few times in between. Serve with toothpicks for easy grabbing.
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*Nutritional data is provided as a courtesy and is accurate to the best of my knowledge. You can verify it using the nutrition calculator of your choice. All data is based on net carbs, without sugar alcohol- Swerve, Erythritol, Allulose, or Monk Fruit.