Keto Bell Pepper Meatball Subs
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Serves: 4 servings
  • For the meatballs:
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • ⅓ cup almond flour
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon Himalayan pink salt
  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley
  • ¼ teaspoon dried basil
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • For the subs:
  • 4 bell peppers, stems removed and slice horizontally in half
  • 4 slices provolone cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, add meatball ingredients and combine using clean hands. Form the mixture into 16 meatballs.
  3. Add a tablespoon of olive oil to a large skillet on medium-high heat. After the pan is heated through and oil is hot, add all of the meatballs and cook for 10 minutes - turning them every few minutes to ensure equal browning.
  4. Turn the heat down to medium-low and pour the jar of marinara sauce over the meatballs. Cover and simmer for an additional 10 minutes.
  5. Place bell peppers (cut side facing up) on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle salt and pepper. Place a piece of provolone on four of the pepper halves and place in the oven for 7 or so minutes to allow the cheese to melt.
  6. Remove the peppers from the oven, and add 4 meatballs on top of the cheesy pepper halves. Sprinkle with additional parmesan cheese if desired. Top with another bell pepper half to finish the sub sandwich. Enjoy warm.
Recipe by Life Love Liz at