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Saucy Meatball Casserole | Keto Gold


Hey everyone, it’s Dot, and I hope Santa was very good to all of you. He was to me. I’m wearing a fabulous new workout outfit. Yay Santa! And it’s perfect for this meal because I’m gonna get a bit of a workout. Well, not really my body, but my hands will. We’re gonna be making a meatball casserole. Now this casserole … the meatballs are the exact same ingredients I use in my previous video, which I’ll link to below on how to make the meatballs. We’re still going to show you how we make them. But just in case you’re curious about that, I made it in a crock pot. So that’s a little bit different. I preheated my skillet before adding in my fat. The recipe below calls for olive oil. Just a light olive oil. I’m out of olive oil. So instead I’m using duck fat. Perfectly fine. You’re going to add one scallion. Get that all nice and sizzly. And also some minced garlic. You want to keep stirring. You also don’t want to burn anything. You don’t want to add any color … real serious color to anything. Time to start putting the meatballs together. I’m using sausage which I’ve already removed the casings from, and some ground brisket. And let’s go ahead and add my brisket to the sausage and … just so you know, if you’d rather use ground turkey or chicken, go right ahead. It’s completely up to you. I just like using this combination. We’re gonna add the onion and the garlic. Some salt … Black pepper. And I’m gonna just start mixing it right now, only because my vegetable I have in here — the onion and the garlic — are still a little warm and I’m gonna be adding eggs to this. But I want the meat to start cooling off what little onion and garlic is in here. I’m adding 3 eggs for this dish. Next, grated Parmesan. Now if you look closely you’ll see there’s a little bit of shredded Parmesan. I made a little boo-boo. Let’s just start mixing. Time to make the meatballs. All you’re gonna do is grab a pinch and you just want to roll it. And you want something that’s about … I wouldn’t say more than 2 inches in diameter. Unless you want really gigantic meatballs go right ahead. And I’m just putting it on a rimmed baking sheet that I already lined with parchment paper. Made the meatball slightly bigger than I anticipated. Because I sort of had a little devil in my ear saying bigger … bigger and that voice sounded suspiciously like my cameraman. But nonetheless I still managed to get about 43 meatballs out of this. So they’re gonna go in the oven at 375 for about 20-25 minutes. Next up: zoodles. We’re gonna chop these up into smaller pieces because right now they are long strands and I don’t want that in the casserole. So I’m just taking a knife and just coarsely chopping, and in a couple of different directions. These are store-bought. Stores are actually making them so that saves you a little bit of time. You just want to make sure you wash them before you use them. The first batch of Meatballs … is my larger tray and you’ll see a lot of fat leached out. But that’s fine. The reason why I used sausage is because it has more fat than the brisket did. All I’m gonna do is just lift them up and just scrape off … that, cuz I just don’t want that in there. I’ve got some duck fat over a medium heat and I’m gonna go ahead and add my zoodles to it. I want to sauté them lightly. I’m adding just a little bit of salt and that’s to help the zoodles sweat a little bit. So if they have any moisture I want to try to — what’s left of it — I want to try to get it out and evaporate it I’m gonna go ahead and add the sauce next. Turn my heat down to low. Cleaning off the meatballs, and I’m just adding them to the pot. What you want to do is once you have them all in is carefully toss them with the zoodles and the sauce. You want to coat them in the sauce. We’re doing this so the meatballs don’t dry out in the oven. Last but not least., we’re going to top it with some shredded mozzarella cheese. Casserole is going in the oven at 350 degrees, just until the cheese melts, so maybe about 15 minutes or so. It smells yummy so let’s just dig in. Oh and I did put in some red pepper flakes. I don’t have that in recipe. I just decided to do that on a whim because hey why not? That’s what cooking is about. Ooh! The cheese is gooey. I love gooey cheese. Yay … put a little bit in there … I’m gonna get a little bit of the zoodles … cut one open so you can see what they look like on the inside. Right there. I’m gonna take a little bit of the zoodle and sauce and put it there. Hopefully, I don’t burn my mouth off. This is so good and so yummy. The meatballs just taste great. You don’t even need the sauce or the zoodles, to tell you the truth. You just need the meatballs. You don’t even need the cheese. They’re that good. They’re nice little bonuses to have with this. I got a little bit of the red pepper, which has a nice little kick I wasn’t anticipating … Real easy recipe to make hope you give it a try. If you enjoy the video, hit like subscribe if you haven’t already and definitely share with your friends. And until next time I’ll see you.

Randall Smitham

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64 COMMENTS

  1. Fred Stanvic Posted on January 2, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    I love you Dot! You can really explain the recipes well. Thank you very very much for doing these vids

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  2. Jennifer Christopher Posted on January 2, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    Thanks for sharing 👍 will be making it this week!!!

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  3. Jerry Parker Posted on January 2, 2019 at 12:34 pm

    Happy New Year !
    Yummy recipe 😋 !
    Excellent information ! Excellent video !
    5⭐

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  4. Dorothy Munoz Posted on January 2, 2019 at 12:46 pm

    Looks good

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  5. Sue~tsnbjj Posted on January 2, 2019 at 1:25 pm

    Looks delicious 😋! Thank you for sharing.

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  6. Bryan Smith Posted on January 2, 2019 at 1:25 pm

    I think I may try this one tonight. Love your meals!

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  7. Athena Brown Posted on January 2, 2019 at 1:26 pm

    Looks delish! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. elizabeth geasley Posted on January 2, 2019 at 1:36 pm

    Looks great!

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  9. Proverbs31 Woman Posted on January 2, 2019 at 1:36 pm

    Yummy! Trying tonight! 😋

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  10. debrabo100 Posted on January 2, 2019 at 1:52 pm

    Omgosh. This looks so yummy. Happy New Year Dot!

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  11. Kandyce Edwards Posted on January 2, 2019 at 1:56 pm

    Yum!!! That looks sooo delicious! Thank you!! Happy new year Dot and John!! 🙂

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  12. Marybeth Fowler Posted on January 2, 2019 at 2:18 pm

    Umm YUM!!! Can’t wait to try. Thank you

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  13. Sandra Burrus Posted on January 2, 2019 at 2:18 pm

    This looks yum! Do you have a butcher grind the brisket for you?
    Hope your mom is doing well. Happy New Year to you and John!

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  14. Stacey Sheets Posted on January 2, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    Awesome! Can't wait to try this. Thank you.

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  15. Nina Setiawati Posted on January 2, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    yummmmyyyy👍

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  16. Virginia W Posted on January 2, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    Thanks for sharing. I'm going to try this very soon ♡

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  17. simonluv Posted on January 2, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    Hi Dot workout outfit looks great!
    Love color so pretty. This dish looks so yummy.
    Love casseroles!!!! thanks Jennifer 🌹 🌺

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  18. Sneakers and Forks Posted on January 2, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    These looks delicious. I think I'll try it with the noodles on the side.

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  19. lori schwartz Posted on January 2, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    This looks yummy! You have some awesome cookware. 💗

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  20. Lisa DeAngelo Posted on January 2, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    Looks yummy!

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  21. abe frohman Posted on January 2, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    Looks delicious

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  22. Donna Stewart Posted on January 2, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    What are zoodles ?

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  23. TeamTurner Posted on January 2, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    OH Dot this looks sooo good! I cannot wait to make these and this actually looks like a great potluck dish or dish you bring somewhere! thank you! happy new year!

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  24. Sandra Schehl Posted on January 2, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    I don't know how you keep reading my mind! I just bought some zoodles at Trader Joes 2 days ago I wanted to use tonight and wasn't sure what I wanted to do-but again, there you are with the recipe I didn't know I wanted. BTW you are totally rockin' that headband. It is very cute!!

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  25. Afton M Posted on January 2, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    Thank you so much for the recipe! I’ll be trying this next week

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  26. Bianca blast Posted on January 2, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    Yummy.Now I'm hungry !

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  27. OnTheFritz602 Posted on January 2, 2019 at 11:17 pm

    Looks great!

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  28. Anita T Posted on January 2, 2019 at 11:59 pm

    Hi Dot…would love to food prep with you…love the way you cook, and you are so photogenic. I make your sauce all of the time and my 13 year old niece always says "you really nailed it Auntie". I rinse my meatballs to get the "stuff" off of them.! Keep up the good work!

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  29. Jenny Lory Posted on January 3, 2019 at 12:03 am

    Happy New Year Dot!! This looks wonderful, thank you so much for sharing. I love your channel– this past week, I have made cloud bread, bulletproof coffee fat bombs, (actually make those multiple times every week) and pepperoni pizza casserole from your channel. You are so awesome!!

    You look great! 😀

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  30. bella123 Posted on January 3, 2019 at 12:06 am

    You are too cute right here 04:53 so modest but then you let it all out cause you know its divine….lol…..looks so good, mouth watering…ugh….lol

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  31. Tamson Darland Posted on January 3, 2019 at 12:12 am

    Oh!!! Wow!!! I feel like Italian tonight. I bet some of your low carb bread with garlic and butter on top bread would go great with casserole. You have outdone yourself again. Love your pretty blue workout outfit. Great exercise U tube channel I love ( HASfit). I love that the channel has different levels of exercises. Wonderful channel for at home exercises. Hope you get time to view. Love Tamson.

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  32. Damon Northeast Texas Posted on January 3, 2019 at 12:50 am

    That looks sooo good. I'm sure glad I found you. Definitely going to cook this.

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  33. Jan Moss Posted on January 3, 2019 at 1:24 am

    Looks like another winner!

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  34. Dahlia Bristow Posted on January 3, 2019 at 2:11 am

    That looks scrumptious!! Thanks for sharing!

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  35. Falcon Trek Posted on January 3, 2019 at 4:03 am

    Good idea to use gloves. Love me some homemade meatballs

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  36. Susan Koch Posted on January 3, 2019 at 6:07 am

    Going to try this one.. looks delicious 😋

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  37. Eve M Posted on January 3, 2019 at 6:57 am

    Look's delicious definitely going to try this recipe . Tfs

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  38. Jane Velasquez Posted on January 3, 2019 at 8:09 am

    Cannot wait to try this recipe out …. Happy New Year Ms Dot …

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  39. Claire Posted on January 3, 2019 at 11:43 am

    Your recipes are always amazing!! This one will be what I am making for supper tonight!!!

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  40. tinamnorton Posted on January 3, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    Your videos have been a big help to me. Thank you!!

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  41. Janna Lynn Posted on January 3, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    Yummmm!!! Making this soon, Sweetie!!
    Happy 2019 to You and Yours!!!
    Keep looking UP!

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  42. Ellen Williams Posted on January 3, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    Wow! This looks great, definitely on my to do list! Thanks Dot!

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  43. Anna V Posted on January 3, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    Hey Dots thank you for comfort food, I need to hit back on my keto diet. I was out of town and I ate to much. Have a beautiful day 💞💗💞

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  44. Myrita Sanchez Posted on January 3, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    Happy New Year love!
    Nice to see a video from you definitely going to try!
    👌😘🙏❤️

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  45. Vickie Cook Posted on January 3, 2019 at 10:33 pm

    One of my favorite recipes,,love meatballs! Will definitely make this recipe soon!!

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  46. CJsKetoKitchen.com Posted on January 4, 2019 at 3:54 am

    Love the recipe, it looks delicious!

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  47. DierMe00 Posted on January 4, 2019 at 7:32 am

    Looks, yummy! Which low carb spaghetti sauce did you use?

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  48. Jill B Posted on January 6, 2019 at 5:29 am

    That looks so good. Yes, i'm catching up on your videos. We've been crazy busy. I love Christmas, but boy is it hectic! Whew!

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  49. A E Posted on January 8, 2019 at 11:35 pm

    Another stellar recipe! I added feta cheese and spinach to my meatballs to represent my Greekness! Thank you for another great recipe, you should be on food network!!

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  50. Nancy Tomaski Posted on January 9, 2019 at 1:14 am

    Hi, Dot! I made this dish tonight and it was sooooo good! I have never made such good meatballs! Thank you for the recipe. However, I am wondering if the amounts and macros are right. If I read this correctly, all 40 meatballs (which I couldn't come close to getting all of them in) were to go into the skillet? but only 2 cups of zoodles? So if it serves 6, then each person would get 6.5-7 meatballs, and 1/3 c of zoodles? I just want to make sure I have my macros right. Thank you for an awesome recipe

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  51. Vande Derrick Posted on January 11, 2019 at 3:31 am

    Made it tonight! Delicious! I only used half of my meatballs. I think I will half my meat next time, because that was plenty. I will freeze the extra. Really yummy!!

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  52. Beth Banderton Posted on January 13, 2019 at 12:23 am

    Absolutely love Zoodles and bought a spiralizer for them. I usually do courgette zoodles in place of spaghetti

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  53. joe Williams Posted on January 14, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    I would love to make this. My husband doesn’t eat cheese. Roseingeorgia author of A Mothers Love by Bettyrose Woody

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  54. LENARD Stephen Posted on January 16, 2019 at 3:37 am

    Thanks DOT I’ll be trying this one too. Much love from Philly!

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  55. Edith Canole Posted on January 19, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    Oh my goodness I tried this last night for my husband and I. It was so awesome he was shocked how good it was to. Just started ketos about a week ago. So hoping it helps

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  56. Karl Daniels Posted on January 22, 2019 at 1:36 am

    You had me with the Cheeseburger casserole. I came back to look at some more recipes, and then I happened upon your 7-day fast blog. Finally I was like, why the hell aren't you subscribing? SO I just did. Thanks Dot, I've been trying to get my partner (who does most of the cooking) to accommodate my keto lifestyle–and in the beginning he could never come up with anything to make me, so I'm going to direct him here and try cooking a few of these myself. Like this meatball one! BTW, I'm on day 2 of my fast and this is certainly not helping me right now. Yikes!

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  57. Toni Malley Posted on January 28, 2019 at 12:28 am

    Making this! Yum

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  58. AmeriJam Acres Posted on February 26, 2019 at 12:18 am

    I thought we wanted high fat. It seems a little crazy to have all that great fat go to waste. I have to do a lot to be sure I’ve got enough fat in my diet. Seems like the sausage is perfect for adding the fat. I think I’d have to put all that fat into the dish.

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  59. Natalie Oramas Posted on March 8, 2019 at 11:08 pm

    Another great recipe. I will add this to my arsenal of wonderful foods to cook. My family loves your Pizza Casserole!

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  60. Terry Downs Posted on March 12, 2019 at 2:24 am

    That looks great. Thanks for sharing. I'm gonna make this. Some parmesan reggiano would be great too. I love being subscribed to your channel. So many great ideas.

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  61. Battleborn Fox Posted on July 11, 2019 at 3:30 am

    That looks so good.

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  62. Sandra Leishman Posted on July 13, 2019 at 10:59 pm

    Looks yummy!

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  63. Tammie LaRue Posted on August 5, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    Dot this meal is so wonderful!!! My family loved it and they all said make it again!! Thanks Dot

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  64. Maryan Porter Posted on August 28, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    I just made these tonight and they were delicious. I used organic grass feed beef and pork. It's just what I found at the grocery store. I've never made meatballs in my life. They were very good and I love how you can pre-make it and then just throw into the oven at dinner time. Easy clean up when you do it that way! Thanks Dot for the recipe!

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