KETO ENCHILADA CASSEROLE is one of the favorites of the family in our house! Satisfy that craving for Mexican food that we seem to have on a regular basis. Made with homemade enchilada sauce and loads of cheesy meatballs, this is a low-end recipe in Mexico that you’re going to love!
It’s hard to go wrong when you have Mexican flavors and, let’s face it, meatballs are basically the perfect meal. They’re easy to make, easy to put in your mouth, hearty and filling, and you can change the flavors a million different ways.
Keto Enchilada Meatballs
For more meatballs, try my Buffalo Chicken Meatballs and Keto Meatballs (with the easiest homemade BBQ sauce ever).
Okay, guys brace yourselves … these Low Carb Keto Enchilada Meatballs are easy to make and will totally become a staple in your house!
How to Make Low Carb Enchilada Meatballs:
These Keto ENCHILADA meatballs start with a mixture of ground beef and ground pork.
Combine the meat with some crushed pork rinds. You can buy pork rind crumbs on Amazon, or you can just buy a bag of pork rinds from your local grocery store and shred it yourself. It is much cheaper to crush them yourself, FYI.
Add some shredded cheddar cheese, homemade enchilada sauce, egg, jalapeño, garlic, cilantro, and salt.
Stir everything together and form meatballs.
I like to use a medium cookie scoop to portion out the meatballs. This makes it easy because the spoon is easy to work with and your meatballs will always be the same size. I use my cookie scoops regularly in the kitchen; You will see them recommended frequently. ????
We are going to bake the meatballs for about 15 minutes to get them started.
Pour some of that enchilada sauce into the bottom of a baking dish and place the partially cooked meatballs on top.
Top with a mixture of cheddar cheese and Monterey jack (or pepper jack, if you want a little kick!).
Return the enchilada meatball casserole to the oven, bake for another 15 minutes, then sprinkle with cilantro and drizzle with a little Mexican cream or sour cream before serving.
Are you suddenly in the mood for Mexican food or is it just me?
For the Keto Enchilada Meatballs
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- ½ pound ground pork
- 1 ½ cups crushed pork rinds
- 1/2 cup grated cheddar
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup enchilada sauce
- 1 tablespoon minced jalapeno
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- ½ cup minced cilantro
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
For the casserole
- 1 cup enchilada sauce
- 1 cup shredded Monterey jack cheese
- ½ cup shredded cheddar
- ¼ cup chopped cilantro
- 1/4 cup Mexican crema or sour cream