Combine all of the meatball ingredients and mix thoroughly. Form mix into 16 meatballs.
Bake for 15 minutes on a baking sheet Alternately, steam in a colander for 15 minutes.
Heat the olive oil in a medium in a saucepan.
Add the water, apple cider vinegar, ketchup, sweetener, onion powder, garlic, the cardamom, chili's, cumin, coriander, salt, turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, mustard powder, bay leaves and cloves to the pan and bring to a boil.
Reduce the heat and simmer for about 10 minutes.
Remove the meatballs from the oven and add them to the sauce. Simmer the meatballs in the sauce, covered and over low heat for at least 30 minutes - or up to an hour. The longer they simmer, the more flavor they will take on from the sauce.
Zero Sugar Ketchup
Combine all ingredients.
If you are following an Ideal Protein protocol: One serving (half) of this recipe counts as 1/4 cup of select vegetables and a complete protein.