These are Dad approved gluten free meatballs! What does that mean? It means my father, who loves food, and still doesn’t totally understand anything about gluten except that it seems to be the best part of all meals, thought they were delicious. He couldn’t believe they were gluten free.


1 pound ground beef/pork/veal
2 pieces gluten free bread
3/4 cup gluten free bread crumbs
1/3 cup grated cheese
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup finely chopped parsley
1/2 tsp finely chopped basil
2 eggs
salt and pepper
pinch garlic powder

-Soak bread in milk, and then smash it with a fork.
-Add all ingredients to a large bowl
-Using your hands, kneed and mix the ingredients together (you can use a fork if this grosses you out, but your hands are really the best tool for this)
-Once fully mixed, roll into balls (about golf ball sized) TIP: dip your fingers in a bowl of water to keep the meat from sticking to your hands. This also makes the meatballs smoother.
-Bake on 350 for a half hour (make sure there isn’t any pink left in the middle)

When they come out they’ll look a little dry, but don’t worry – plop them in your sauce and let their flavor come out in the sauce.

You can freeze these before or after you bake them.


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