Low Carb African Merguez Meatballs Recipe

Urvashi Pitre | Two Sleevers

Make quick Low Carb African Merguez Meatballs that are bursting with flavor, but can be created from spices you probably already have. Fast, quick, delicious, and low carb, all while bringing in a new and different taste using familiar spices.

I’m all about using spices in different combinations to introduce your palette to a variety of cuisines. I also know that if you are cooking for someone with allergies, it’s often difficult to trust purchased food, which means you miss out on a lot of different types of tastes.

Additionally, if you don’t eat pork, then many sausages are entirely off-limits to you. The beauty of making homemade sausage, of course, is that you can also choose the type of ground meat you’d like, including using ground chicken for sausages.

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This is why I make my own German Bratwurst or my own Indian Mint and Chili Kababs. In fact, one day I think I’ll make a platter of kebabs from around the world, invite a few friends over, and all of us can sit around and pig out on these wonderful low carb appetizers.

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But in the meantime, I made these Low Carb African Merguez Sausages. Merguez is traditionally made with ground lamb, and is put into casings.

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But I made this one with ground chicken and I skipped the casings because I’m all about great, authentic taste but made fast and I must say, it was delicious.

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These meatballs freeze very well so they’re great for making up a batch and doing a quick meal prep with them. I’d serve them with a side salad, and perhaps some Tzatziki for an unusual but still low-carb meal.

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Low Carb African Merguez Meatballs Recipe

    4 Servings


  • 1 pound Ground Chicken
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced fine
  • 1 tablespoon Paprika, sweet
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Granulated Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Fennel Seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Allspice


  1. Mix all ingredients together and let it sit for up to 2 hours to get the flavors to meld.
  2. In a skillet over medium-high heat, heat 1-2 teaspoons of oil until it is hot.
  3. Wet your hands and make little 1 ounce patties with the sausage and cook until no longer pink in the middle.
  4. Serve with Tzatziki and a side salad for a low carb meal.


Cooking Method:
Gluten Free
Low Carb
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Author: Urvashi Pitre
Recipe Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 64
Calories 160

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g
  Saturated Fat 0g
Sodium 827mg
Total Carbohydrate 2g
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 1g
Protein 16g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
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About Urvashi

Urvashi has had quite the weight loss journey, and blogs international, low carb cuisine on Two Sleevers. We're super excited she's a Low Carb and Instant Pot Fanatic!

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