Make these keto low carb wontons in your Instant pot, for the most tender and succulent Instant Pot Keto meatballs you’ve ever had. Make these wontons with no wrappers, but all of the taste of regular wontons.
Let me just get this out of the way. I know these don't look great, but it's hard to make steamed meat look pretty. I promise they make up for what they're lacking in appearance with flavor.
Are Wontons Healthy?
Have you ever wondered how many carbs are in a wonton wrapper?
In my case, the correct question to ask is how many carbs are in all of the wonton wrappers I intend to eat?
Because let’s face it, who do you know that only eats 1-2 wontons?? What kind of madness is that?
As long as they take to make, and as delicious as wontons are, it’s not even worth just making just a few. And if I make quite a few, then I eat quite a few.
So each wrapper has about 5 gms of carbs. Eat 4 wontons and you're at 20 gms for the day and that's not so great.
How Do You Make Keto Wontons?
So I’ve been wanting to make low carb wontons without the wrappers for a while. Or Naked Wontons, if you will.
I tried them a few times and I overcooked them. Also, although I have a great pork wonton recipe, that recipe wasn’t working that well in an Instant Pot. They were just not as tender as I wanted them to be.
So yesterday I went to use up the ground beef I had—except it was ground pork.
Then I went to make Asian meatballs with it—except they were terribly liquid.
I’ve been seeing these egg bites that everyone is making, using these little silicone baby food containers.
I try not to do what other people are doing—but I knew I could make something awesome in one of those containers.
So when I was faced with a bunch of ground pork that wasn’t dry enough to make meatballs with, I decided I’d try the wontons again.
Third time’s the charm, you guys. These pressure cooker low carb wontons are the way to go. They're tender, succulent, juicy Keto Meatballs.
How Do You Know When Instant Pot Meatballs Are Done?
You must use a meat thermometer to gauge doneness. Since the meat is steamed, you can’t go by appearances. I ensured mine were at 200F and by following the recipe below, they sure enough here.
If you have any leftover ground pork you can use it to make this delicious Keto Pork and Vegetables with Noodles.
What Do I Serve With Keto Wontons?
These Instant Pot Keto Meatballs are loaded with Asian flavors so anything with a similar flavor profile would complement them nicely. Plus they're meat. Thow a veggie on the side and you have an endless variety of easy Keto meals.
Try One Of My Favorites With Them
- Air Fryer Sesame Ginger Broccoli - If you're looking for easy Keto recipes for beginners, try this one!
- Asparagus and Mushrooms Stirfry- the perfect asparagus dish made in less than 15 minutes start to finish.
Want something else to make with your egg bite molds? Try Ham & Cheese Egg Muffins
- 1 pound (453.59 g) ground pork
- 1/4 cup (25 g) Chopped Green Scallions, green and white parts mixed
- 1/4 cup (4 g) Chopped Cilantro , or Parsley
- 2 teaspoons (2 teaspoons) Soy Sauce
- 1 teaspoon (1 teaspoon) Oyster sauce
- 1 teaspoon (1 teaspoon) Ground Black Pepper
- ½ teaspoon (0.5 teaspoon) Kosher Salt
- 1 tablespoon (1 tablespoon) Minced Ginger
- 1 tablespoon (1 tablespoon) Minced Garlic
- 2 (2 ) Eggs
- Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix well, with a light hand.
- Once you have a homogenous mixture, fill 12 of the baby food container cavities about ¾ full each. Lightly cover each with foil. It is not necessary to grease these containers.
- In the inner liner of your instant pot or pressure cooker, place 2 cups of water.
- Place a steamer rack or a rack with handles on the water, and place one container and then the other of the low carb wontons on top of the first. You’re essentially stacking them on top of each other.
- Set your pressure cooker to Steam for 10 minutes. Allow it to release pressure for 5 minutes, and then release all remaining pressure.
- Using silicone mitts, carefully remove the top rack of wontons. Remove the lid and use a meat thermometer to check to ensure that you have an internal temperature at or above 165F.
- Unmold them and serve with soy sauce or other dipping sauce on the side.
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- I used this baby food container
- You will need a 6-quart Instant Pot at least for this one
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Originally Published December 3, 2017
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Good taste! Added also some rice wine and some sesame oil as it seems this is the classical Chinese marinade.
I liked how speedy it is, but I realized what I like most is also tasting the dipped wonton wrapper in the soy sauce.
PS: What purpose does the tinfoil serve? I'm generally avoiding tinfoil wrapper when cooking. My guess is that it's for keeping away some of the water from filling the silicone holes. I've done it without and seems some of the water stays and it doesn't get that dry look like in pictures. But after dropping them from the mold, it begins to dry.
This was so good and fun to make, but I had to use all 14 cups and they were pretty full to the top, well above the 3/4 mark.
Can I give these 10 stars...OMG... So easy and quick and DELICIOUS!!
My lid is silicone, but I only have one little cuppy babyfood mold...so I'll stack my silicone cupcake liners on top of that! Necessity is the mother of invention!
These were amazing! Next time I’ll make a double batch and cook them in two sessions so I can end up with a decent amount of leftovers.
Simple. Easy. Delicious. I feel like I say that about all Urvashi's recipes, but it's true! The only sub I made was using coconut aminos instead of soy (what was in the house) and it came out perfect!
Can you freeze these after you make them?
Yes they actually freeze quite well
I’m sorry for the likely dumb question. But you cook the pork prior to mixing it all in with everything correct?
No it’s raw pork actually. It cooks in the instant pot
What about doing something similar like mini crab cakes in the silicone pan? Just a thought.