Dukan Diet Meatballs

This Dukan Diet meatballs recipe was a lucky find for me. I had made another batch of meatballs from a different recipe and they turned out dry and pretty icky. This recipe was quite different, producing meatballs with the perfect texture and a bit of a kick from the spices.

Dukan Diet Meatballs Recipe – Baked Beef Meatballs

Makes 24 meatballs.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1-2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • Other spices as desired

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Prepare baking sheet by covering with aluminum foil and lightly spraying with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes and any other desired seasonings.
  • In a large bowl, thoroughly stir the spice mixture, beef and 1 egg. The mixture should stick together but should not be too wet. Add the additional egg if needed for moisture.
  • Shape the meat mixture into golf ball sized balls and place on baking sheet.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes until center is cooked through.
  • Can be served with nonfat yogurt on any day of the diet or with tomato sauce on protein + vegetable days.

Be sure to taste the spice mixture before you stir it into the beef. I found that it wasn’t spicy enough for my taste, so I doubled the red pepper flakes. Of course, you can leave them out completely if you don’t like spicy foods.

I had 1.5 pounds of ground beef on hand so this recipe made about 36 Dukan Diet meatballs. I was so hungry after they were done that I ate them straight off the baking sheet with no additional sauces or spices! These would be great on a protein + vegetable day with some fresh tomatoes or leeks.

Let me know how your Dukan Diet Meatballs turn out!