Taco Meatballs

Taco Meatballs

Tacos are an all-time favorite! There are only so many tacos you can make and eat, so we decided to switch things up with our Taco Meatballs recipe. Taco meatballs are the perfect Keto meal prep snack, and they’re flavorful. We combine ground chicken with Almond + Flax Paleo Powder and add chiles, cumin, and salsa. The savory bites are served with chips and salsa (get it, the chips are the taco shell). Keep reading for recipe details!

 

Taco Meatballs

These low-calorie meatballs are a high-protein way to get your taco fix! They’re made with lean ground chicken and a gluten-free coating with built-in taco flavor for easy prep! Omit the cheddar cheese for dairy-free.  

Taco Meatballs

Taco Meatballs Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. lean ground chicken  
  • 1 large egg  
  • 1/2 cup Almond + Flax Paleo Powder 
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese  
  • 2 tbsp hatched green chiles 
  • 1 tsp ground cumin  
  • 1 1/2 cups salsa  

For Serving 

  • 2 oz. Gluten-free tortilla chips (we used Siete brand 
  • 1/2 cup salsa  

Taco Meatballs

 

How long will Taco Meatballs last for?

Our chicken and Paleo powder taco meatballs will last up to 4 days in the fridge when stored in an airtight container. We recommend storing your Keto meal prep snack in our Good Cook Meal Prep containers sold on Amazon. 

 

Can Taco Meatballs be frozen?

Yes, you can freeze taco meatballs! They’re easy to freeze, and you should store them in labeled freezer bags or containers. 

 

How do you make Taco Meatballs?

Our Keto-friendly Taco Meatballs is a crockpot recipe, making meal prep a cinch! Prepare the meatballs like any other meatball – combine the ground chicken, Paleo Powder, egg, cheese, chiles, and cumin in a bowl. Form the combination into 12 meatballs and place them on a lined baking sheet. When the meatballs are hard and ready to cook, put salsa into the crockpot and cook your taco meatballs for 2 to 4 hours.

 

Taco Meatballs

Taco Meatballs

 

How to portion Taco Meatballs?

Grab four dual-compartment meal prep containers and add chips, salsa, and meatballs. We recommend placing the meatballs in the smaller compartment and the chips & salsa in the larger compartment. 

 

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We also have The Ultimate Guide To Meatballs Recipes to ensure the best meatballs every time!

 

Taco Meatballs

 

Other tips for making Taco Meatballs:

  • Remix this Keto meal prep recipe by experimenting with different types of meatballs. Use any protein you want. From ground chicken to beans!

 

  • Play with different seasonings and cheeses for an authentic taco taste. Try cayenne pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and cumin, for example. 

 

  • Use a flax egg and vegan cheese (or no cheese) to make this recipe vegan. 

 

  • Freeze the meatballs for an hour before cooking them in the crockpot. 

 

  • If you don’t have a crockpot, you can bake your taco meatballs in a casserole dish.

 

Taco Meatballs

 

Taco Meatballs

Taco Meatballs

These low-calorie meatballs are a high-protein way to get your taco fix! They’re made with lean ground chicken and a gluten-free coating with built-in taco flavor for easy prep! Omit the cheddar cheese for dairy-free.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
1 hour
Total Time: 3 hours 20 minutes
Course: dinner, Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian, Mexican
Keyword: dairy free, dinner, gluten free, ground turkey, high protein, lunch, Meal Prep, Meatballs, paleo
Servings: 4 meals
Calories: 440kcal
Author: Meal Prep on Fleek

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. lean ground chicken
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup Almond + Flax Paleo Powder
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 tbsp hatched green chiles
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 cups salsa

For Serving

  • 2 oz. Gluten-free tortilla chips Siete brand
  • 1/2 cup salsa

Instructions

  • Line a small baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Combine ground chicken, Almond + Flax Paleo Powder, egg, shredded cheddar cheese, hatched green chiles, and cumin in a medium mixing bowl and thoroughly mix to combine using hands.
  • Roll mixture into 12 balls and place on a baking sheet. Transfer to freezer for 1 hour to firm meatballs.
  • Pour salsa in the bottom of the crockpot and place meatballs in salsa. Cover and cook on high for 2 hours or on low for 4 hours.
  • Divide tortilla chips between the large compartments of 4 teal MPOF containers and add 1 small cup of salsa. Place 3 meatballs in each of the 1 cup compartments and top with any remaining salsa from the crockpot.

Nutrition

Calories: 440kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 23g | Fiber: 3g
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