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
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.