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Low Carb Middle Eastern Meatballs (Paleo Kibbeh)

These low carb Middle Eastern meatballs taste like kibbeh using cauliflower instead of cracked wheat. A deliciously different appetizer or main dish. Each meatball has only 0.5g net carbs and is Paleo too!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Keyword meatballs
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 30
Calories 46 kcal
Author Denise Wright (MyLifeCookbook.com)


  • 1 lb grassfed beef
  • 1 cup onion (roughly 1 medium sized)
  • 1 cup riced cauliflower
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon allspice
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  1. Preheat your oven to 350F.
  2. Rice your cauliflower and set aside.

  3. In your food processor add the onion and pulse until finely chopped.
  4. Add your spices and pulse to mix well. Next add in your meat and cauliflower and pulse a few times to combine.

  5. Take the mixture out of the food processor and mix with your hands and then form into meatballs.
  6. Melt the butter in a cast iron (or regular pan) over a medium high heat.

  7. Add the meatballs and brown on all sides.
  8. Place the browned meatballs on a cookie tray and bake for 10 minutes to make sure the meat is cooked through.