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Fabulous Meatballs You Won't Believe are Gluten Free

Updated on June 8, 2014

The Joy of Meatballs

Meatballs, I think are a time honored part of spaghetti. And there are SO many ways to cook them, that everyone can have a hard time agreeing on which way is best. In my opinion though, nothing makes a meatball better than it's tenderness. You can serve up the most flavorful piece of meat you have ever created, but if it is dry even covered in tomato sauce -- then, it's a flop.

After a few years of practice and the struggle of making it gluten-free, my son and I stumbled upon the jackpot last night. My son wanted meatball sandwiches for dinner but we didn't want the same ones I had prepare the week before. As usual, my recipe just came out dry. So we tried something new and they were AMAZING!! SO tender and flavorful, had I not been his assistant in the kitchen I would have been sure he had smuggled in a bag of premade frozen meatballs.

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 45 min
Yields: Approximately 25 meatballs

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  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound pork sausage
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal, ground
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Basil, fine flakes or fresh ground
  • 1 tablespoon Oregano, fine flakes or fresh ground
  • 1 tablespoon Thyme, fine flakes or fresh ground
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin, powder
  • 24 ounces Spaghetti sauce, of choice
  1. Combine ALL ingredients in medium large bowl.
  2. Squish all ingredients together until well combined and mixed.
  3. Roll into palm sized meatballs and place in large heavy skillet.
  4. With heat on medium high or high, quickly brown only the outside of meatballs, turning frequently. Do not cook through.
  5. Gently and carefully remove meatballs to a paper towel lined plate and drain remaining grease from skillet.
  6. Return meatballs to the skillet and cover meatballs with the spaghetti sauce.
  7. Cover meatballs and cook on very low heat for 20 - 30 minutes, checking for doneness. Do not overcook.

Serve over your favorite pasta or in a sub for an awesome sandwich.


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    • RTalloni profile image

      RTalloni 3 years ago from the short journey

      Looks good--very good!