Sweet and Spicy Meatballs

Sweet & Spicy Meatballs (Low-carb, keto-friendly, gluten-free)

We are bringing you another simple slow cooker recipe that will please the entire family while saving money, time, and energy.

By: Shelly Marie Redmond, Culinary Dietitian, Founder of Skinny Louisiana

We love using the Slow Cooker (or crock-pot as some call it) in our kitchen. Not only is the slow cooker easy to use, but it is also safe (no open flame), and energy-efficient. Slow cookers consume as little as 150 watts per hour at a low setting and cut electricity cost for cooking by half. (and yes, I love to save money). Slow cookers range in tons of shapes and sizes, but my slow cooker is 6-quart Crock-Pot®.

NOTE: Because of current shopping conditions due to the Coronavirus, this is an excellent recipe for shopping in your pantry to use the ingredients you already have on hand. For tips on Grocery Shopping During the Coronavirus, be sure to watch our video below:

DISCLAIMER: Please note friends, we realize some of these items may be unavailable; I encourage you to select the items with the lowest amount of sugar. If you can’t find coconut aminos seasoning, a simple soy sauce would be fine.


  • 1 32 oz pkg. frozen fully-cooked turkey meatballs
  • 1/2 cup Swerve brown sugar*
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp Tony Spice N’ Herb Seasoning*
  • 1/2 cup G Hughes sugar-free ketchup or Primal Kitchen ketchup*
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce or Bragg’s Coconut Aminos Seasoning


  • Combine all ingredients in the slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on low for 2-3 hours.
  • Serve.

*If you cannot find the specific items, look for the items with the lowest amount of sugar and carbs. 

Serving Size: 6 large or 12 bite-size meatballs.

Nutrition Facts per Serving: Calories: 90. Total fat: 6g. Saturated fat: 2g. Sodium: 360mg. Total carbohydrate: 4g. Fiber: 0g. Sugar: 1g. Protein: 7g.

Carb count excludes sugar alcohols. The net carb count is determined with the equation total carbohydrate – total fiber – sugar alcohol.

For more recipes, be sure to visit Shelly’s website at www.skinnylouisiana.com.

Recipe Developed by Culinary Dietitian and Skinny Louisiana Founder, Shelly Marie Redmond, MS, RD, LDN. She is the author of Skinny Louisiana…in the Kitchen and Skinny Louisiana…in the Slow Cooker and Instant Pot. Be sure to like Skinny Louisiana on Facebook and watch her weekly cooking videos on the Skinny Louisiana YouTube Channel. Questions for Shelly? Please email her at shelly@skinnylouisiana.com.

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