Instant Pot Keto Pork Meatball Bites with Cream Sauce

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Keto Pork Meatball Bites with Cream Sauce

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recipe updated Jun 12, 2020


  • Bacon icon
    2 slices (None)
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
  • Salted butter icon
    Salted butter
    2 tbsp (28g)
  • Ground pork icon
    Ground pork
    2½ cups
  • Onion icon
    about ½ unit (70g)
  • Egg icon
    1 (50g)
  • Almond flour icon
    Almond flour
    2 tbsp (13g)
  • Black pepper icon
    Black pepper
    about ½ tsp (1g)
  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt
    1 tsp (6g)
  • Liquid aminos icon
    Liquid aminos
    1 tbsp (15ml)
  • Tomato paste icon
    Tomato paste
    1 tbsp (16g)
  • Avocado oil icon
    Avocado oil
    2 tbsp (30ml)
  • Water icon
    1.5 cups (360ml)
  • Xanthan gum icon
    Xanthan gum
    about ½ tsp (4g)
  • Heavy cream icon
    Heavy cream
    ¾ cup (161ml)


  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon Instant Pot
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl
  • kCook icon Inner pot
  • kCook icon Plate
  • kCook icon Baking sheet - 18 x 13"
  • kCook icon Small bowl

Step preview

  1. Add ground pork, onion, egg, almond flour, black pepper, sea salt, liquid aminos, bacon, garlic clove and tomato paste to a clean large mixing bowl
  2. Mix
  3. Form into balls
  4. Add avocado oil to the inner pot
  5. Pre-heat until hot - Sauté, Normal
  6. Transfer half of meatballs to inner pot
  7. Cook and turn half way through - 4 min
  8. Transfer cooked meatballs to plate
  9. Transfer the rest of meatballs to inner pot
  10. Cook and turn half way through - 4 min
  11. Transfer meatballs to plate
  12. Add water to the inner pot
  13. Deglaze with a wooden spoon
  14. Return meatballs to inner pot
  15. Cancel - Sauté
  16. Close and lock the lid and turn the steam release handle to Sealing
  17. Pressure cook - Manual, High, 7 min
  18. Add xanthan gum and salted butter to a clean small bowl
  19. Mix with tablespoon until well combined
  20. Cancel - Keep warm
  21. Quick release
  22. Remove the meatballs and set aside.
  23. Heat - Sauté, Normal
  24. Whisk slurry into inner pot
  25. Whisk heavy cream, sea salt and black pepper into the inner pot
  26. Heat while whisking - 2 min
  27. Add the meatballs along with any drippings into the sauce and stir around to coat
  28. Serve
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