From Keto meat balls to Keto meat sauce
My previous recipe was a delicious Keto Spaghetti and Meat balls recipe where I used ground beef and ground pork as my choice of protein for the meat balls. Since I purchased 1/2 kg packets and I used half of each meat, I had some left over. I also had some of those canned tomatoes. It was like the ingredients aligned and I knew I had to create the ultimate Keto Meat Sauce/Bolognese/Ragu.
I watched a bunch of videos and figured out the subtle differences between a Bolognese and a Ragu. They come from different parts of Italy, one uses white wine, the other red and they are eaten with different kinds of pasta. After much consideration I realized that the Keto version of both these incredible Italian sauces would be pretty much the same.
So give it a try, it’s great to cook in a big batch as it freezes really well. You can use it in many ways, perhaps just poured over some zucchini noodles or cauliflower rice, maybe make a lasagna with it or maybe just substitute it for the marinara sauce in my eggplant Parmesan or eggplant involtini recipe.
The finer details
You can substitute the pork and beef for a single meat of your choice. Alternatively you can use lamb and chicken as well for this recipe. To up the fat content even more you can use ground meat with a higher fat %. I am unable to do this due to the only lean meat being available here in India. Also you can skip the cream and use coconut cream for a dairy free version, just remember it won’t taste the same and don’t call it a ragu or a bolognese.
Nutrition Info (For 1 serving)
- Calories: 289
- Net Carbs: 3g
- Carbs: 5g
- Fat: 22g
- Protein: 18g
- Fiber: 2g
This recipe makes 6 servings. Get this recipe on myfitnesspal.