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Meatballs are one of the top requested meals around our house.
Whether it is meatballs in tomato sauce with noodles, or meatball sandwiches or simply meatballs and a side of dipping sauce. Meatballs are always a successful dinner choice.
And they aren’t that expensive to make so they fit well in our frugal meal plan.
Gluten free meatballs versus store bought ready made meatballs.
Search most grocery store freezer department coolers and you will find meatballs in many flavors but they are full of fillers, wheat and allergens. We found it so hard to find gluten free meatballs that we opted to make our own and honestly I should have started making meatballs ages ago.
I don’t add the following but you are welcome to add whatever extras you would like.
When I make meatballs I keep it simple with four ingredients. The simpler the better. You are welcome to add different spices, onions, egg and gluten free bread crumbs or I have even heard of cooked rice being added. You can find our simple and easy meatball recipe below.
Note: This recipe will make a large amount of meatballs, enough to freeze for two or more meals depending on the size of your family.
Gluten Free Meatball Recipe:
- 2 pounds of lean ground beef
- 1 pound of ground pork
- 1 TBSP of crushed garlic
- 1 TBSP of ground italian seasoning
Mix all ingredients together. When making meatballs we do all the mixing by hand. Don’t be afraid to get dirty.
Form the mixture into balls and place on a baking sheet. Size the meatballs according to your meal preference.
Place the meatballs in the freezer for 1-2 hours to firm up. Place in storage containers or plastic bags for later use.
When you are ready to cook the meatballs place the desired amount in a frying pan with a small amount of cooking oil.
Cook each side thoroughly on medium heat. Your cook time will vary depending on the thickness of the meatball.
Once the meatballs are cooked add your tomato sauce or sauce of choice to the frying pan to combine flavors.
Serve with your favor noodle or side dish.
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