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Meatballs & Cream Gravy

1 pound ground beef
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/2 cup almond meal
1/3 cup cream
1/4 cup minced onion
1 tsp. salt
1/3 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
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2 tsp. beef bouillon
2 cups cream

Combine first eight ingredients, mixing well, & shape into balls - makes about 12-14 balls.

Brown meatballs in a bit of butter, turning to brown evenly, and then remove from skillet.

Add cream and bouillon to pan drippings blending well as bouillon dissolves. Continue cooking & stirring until gravy begins to reduce down & thicken.

Return meatballs to the skillet, reduce heat, cover and cook for 30-40 minutes, until meatballs cook through. Add water if needed to maintain desired consistency.

serving size: 2 meatballs & 1 ladle of gravy(145g)
calories: 411
calories from fat: 315
total fat: 35g
saturated fat: 16g
trans fat: 1g
cholesterol: 152mg
sodium: 665mg
total carbs: 6g
dietary fiber: 1g
sugars: 1g
protein: 17g
 

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I've had good luck using crushed spicy pork rinds too, both for breading and for filler in meatloaf/meatballs etc. For some reason the spicy ones work better - the seasoning isn't noticable when used this way & they just give a good flavor. And another thought is panko crumbs - I use them too, but sparingly. They're a little carby, but not so much as cracker or bread crumbs. Good luck! :D
 

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Ok, I'm the dummy here...but what's almond meal. I've never heard of it. If I were to go to the store, I'd probably be looking around the corn meal. Am I in the right area?

This sounds very yummy and I think it might have to go on the menu for next week.
 

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The brand I get is Bob's Red Mill which is in the "corn meal" aisle :)D), and it's described on their label as almond flour/meal. I have to get mine at a health food store, because we're in a rural area & it isn't so available in the mainline markets. If you're in a larger metropolitan area, you should be able to find it - just make a few calls before you make a trip. There are other nut meals too - I remember having pecan meal years ago, but at that time I didn't know what a boon it was for low-carb menus!
 

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I think there is a whole grain flour, right Shanny? How about whole grain meal? I use whole grain pasta, it does not spike me so bad.
 

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Yes, I think this Red Mill place has scads of different flours & meals . . . I just don't see all of them in the stores around here. There's one it says has 10 different grains. Whole grain would definitely be an option.

There must be other companies marketing these products - I just don't find them since I'm situated out here in the backwoods of Missouri! heheh :D
 
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