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Gluten Free Baked Meatballs

Gluten Free

After much trial and error here is my very own GF Meatball recipe! This recipe is great because the meatballs don’t break apart and non-GF eater won’t even notice the difference! I have tried this recipe a few ways and it does not work as well when cooked in sauce. However, these meatballs taste great the way they are, alone, or with your favorite GF pasta. I also like to cut them up and add them to a salad.

One thing you will notice, which I know if a little different is that I bake these on a broiler pan. I know it’s nontraditional, but the pan works great! These meatballs are NOT broiled, they are baked at 350˚. Adding water to the bottom of the broiler pan helps keep the meatballs moist while baking in the oven!


1 ½ pounds of lean ground beef

1 egg

2 tbs water

½ cup Gluten Free Italian Breadcrumbs

½ tsp onion powder

2 tsp garlic powder

½ tsp salt

1/8 tsp pepper

Pinch of Italian seasoning

Crushed red pepper (optional) * Desired amount…just gives it a kick!


1) Preheat oven to 350˚

2) Mix ground beef, egg, and water in a large bowl.

3) In a separate bowl mix GF breadcrumbs, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, and desired amount of crushed red pepper

4 )Although we are not actually broiling these meatballs (baking at 350˚), I like to use a broiler pan so any fat from the meat will drip down into the bottom pan. I also will add about a cup of water to the bottom pan because it helps to keep the meatballs from drying out.

5) Next, form the beef mixture into 1 ½ inch meatballs and place on the top of the broiler pan.

6) Bake for 25-35 minutes.


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