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Low Carb Keto Friendly Piri Piri Pork Meatballs Recipe

Low carb, keto friendly piri piri pork meatballs bring the spice and flavor. They’re baked in the oven for maximum ease and are served with cooling Greek yogurt for a tangy, creamy contrast.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: keto
Servings: 4


  • 1 bell pepper orange or red
  • 1-4 Thai chilis stemmed and seeded, depending on spice level
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil plus extra to serve
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1.5 tsp smoked paprika divided
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 3/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • Greek yogurt or sour cream to serve


  • Blend or purée the bell pepper, chilis, garlic cloves, 3 tablespoons of oilve oil, rice vinegar, 1 teaspoon paprika, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt until very smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed. Transfer to a small bowl.
  • Place a rack in the upper third of the oven and heat to 450°F.
  • In a bowl, mix 2 tablespoons of the piri piri sauce with the egg yolks, garlic, salt, cumin, paprika. Use your hands to mix throughly and gently into the ground pork. Shape into 2 inch balls and space evenly on a lightly oiled foil lined rimmed baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10 minutes then turn the oven on to broil and broil until just golden brown and cooked through, 5-6 minutes.
  • Spread the yogurt or sour cream out onto the serving plate and arrange the meatballs on top, drizzling with the piri piri sauce and oil. Enjoy!