National Meatball Day

meatball day

Vietnamese Pork Meatballs (5)

It’s wonderful to have a day to celebrate meatballs.  I usually do the classic Italian meatball with a ground beef and ground pork combination.  But for today, I will share a great recipe for  Vietnamese Pork Meatballs. Besides just squeezing lime juice over everything, I did add a vinaigrette to the cabbage, carrots & radish mixture like a salad.  This was just delicious and is definitely a Ketogenic friendly recipe with 26 grams of fat and only 2 grams of carbs.  Enjoy!

Meatball Ingredients (2)1 ½ lbs.ground pork
4 tsp. Grated fresh ginger
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tsp. Asian fish sauce
1 ½ tsp. Lime zest
1 Tbsp. Canola oil
Finely shredded green cabbage
Shredded carrots
Thinly Sliced radishes
Lime wedges

In a large bowl, combine pork, ginger garlic, fish sauce and lime zest. Using damp hands, form into 20 1 1/2” meatballs.

Vietnamese Pork Meatballs (2)In a large skillet heat oil over medium-high. Add meatballs. Cook 12 to 15 minutes or until done(165 degrees), turning occasionally.Vietnamese Pork Meatballs (3)

Serve meatballs with cabbage, carrots, radishes and lime wedges. Drizzle with lime juice.

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