Gluten Free Meatballs Recipe

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This gluten free meatballs recipe is a delicious and easy dinner, loaded with lean ground beef, garlic, herbs, and spices – with no wheat!  They are savory, flavorful, and totally decadent – the perfect addition to your next pasta night.

I added a few gluten free swaps in this recipe (GF Worcestershire sauce & breadcrumbs) which gives these a really nice flavor. Simmer in a pot of easy homemade tomato sauce & serve with gluten free spaghetti and garlic bread for a perfect meal.

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If you’re looking for a little something to add to your next pasta night, look no further than these gluten free meatballs! These meatballs were ‘next level’ good – my husband gave them rave reviews and a full 10/10! These are definitely going in our permanent monthly dinner rotation.

I mixed together lean ground beef (I like using 95% lean ground sirloin), gluten free breadcrumbs, fresh chopped garlic, herbs and spices, and Worcestershire sauce to make this amazing recipe. I slow-simmered them in an easy tomato sauce for 1 hour before serving, but I have also included instructions below if you want to bake them in the oven instead without sauce. Either way, these are a fantastic recipe to enjoy on a gluten free diet.

These Gluten Free Meatballs Are

  • Tasty
  • Garlicky
  • Herby
  • Savory
  • Easy to Make
  • Great for Spaghetti Night!
  • Made Without Added Salt
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Make Meatballs Gluten Free for a Better Version

This gluten free meatballs recipe is a simple meal to make without wheat. We’re all about making traditional recipes gluten free and serving them onto modern tables. 

Gluten free cooking does NOT have to be bland, boring, or flavorless… It’s quite the opposite when done right. By building meals around gluten free pantry staples and swapping in a few wheat-less ingredients you can make better meals for you and your family. Browse all our gluten free recipes here on Modern Bites. These easy and tasty recipes are fantastic meals for everyone at your table.

What’s In Gluten Free Meatballs?

See the recipe card below for full ingredient amounts and instructions.

  • Lean Ground Beef – again, I used ground sirloin for this, as I prefer the leanest beef for the meatballs.
  • Eggs – Eggs naturally contain about 60-70mg of sodium per large egg. We try to get cage free / free range eggs when we can. There isn’t any nutritional difference, but I always try to support animal welfare when I can!
  • Gluten Free panko breadcrumbs – I found these recently at the store and I am obsessed! It can be so hard to find gluten free breadcrumbs that taste good, and these panko breadcrumbs are a great gluten free option!
  • Fresh Garlic
  • Fresh Parsley
  • Gluten Free Worcestershire Sauce – I love using this really good certified gluten free Worcestershire sauce which gives this dish a ton of flavor!
  • Italian Seasoning Blend: usually has thyme, basil, rosemary, parsley, etc. Make sure yours is certified gluten free.
  • Onion Powder: adds a delicious and savory flavor to this dish as well, and the onion powder pairs nicely with the onion.
  • Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Chili Flakes – I like to add these for a little heat, but optional if you want to omit the spiciness.
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How Do I Make Meatballs Gluten Free?

  1. In a large boxing bowl, add all ingredients and mix well with a wooden spoon or your hands until the mixture is well combined. Wash hands after.
  2. Take 2 tablespoons or so of the mixture, roll it into a ball, and place on a plate. Repeat until all the meatballs are formed.
  3. To bake – heat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Add the meatballs to a sheet pan and bake for 20-25 minutes until cooked through. Toss with sauce or enjoy with pasta.
  4. To cook in sauce- bring a lot of low sodium tomato sauce to a simmer, submerge the meatballs in the sauce, and cook on low heat for 1 hour until meatballs are cooked through.

Modern Beef Dinner Recipe Ideas

I love finding new (& delicious!) ways to cook beef. Ground beef can be an inexpensive protein, is great for soups, stews, chilis, and dinners, and is so versatile – you can cook it many different ways!

Beef can be great to add to sheet pan meals, stews, or pasta dinners. And easy to bake, grill, or broil. Brose all our trending beef recipes here for great dinner ideas.

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Gluten Free Meatballs

This gluten free meatballs recipe is a delicious and easy dinner, loaded with lean ground beef, garlic, herbs, and spices – with no wheat!  They are savory, flavorful, and totally decadent – the perfect addition to your next pasta night.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 8 servings
Calories 188 kcal

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowl
  • Sheet Pan
  • Large Pot

Ingredients
  

  • 1.5 lbs lean ground beef I used 95% lean
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup gluten free panko breadcrumbs
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 tablespoon gluten free Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch red chili flakes optional

Instructions
 

  • In a large boxing bowl, add all ingredients and mix well with a wooden spoon or your hands until the mixture is well combined. Wash hands after.
  • Take 2 tablespoons or so of the mixture, roll it into a ball, and place on a plate. Repeat until all the meatballs are formed.
  • To bake – heat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Add the meatballs to a sheet pan and bake for 20-25 minutes until cooked through. Toss with sauce or enjoy with pasta.
  • To cook in sauce- bring a lot of low sodium tomato sauce to a simmer, submerge the meatballs in the sauce, and cook on low heat for 1 hour until meatballs are cooked through.

Notes

*Ensure all products you use are certified gluten free, especially the Worcestershire Sauce and Breadcrumbs in this recipe as many varieties can contain gluten.

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Nutrition

Calories: 188kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 20gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 97mgSodium: 288mgPotassium: 372mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 388IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 39mgIron: 3mg
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