Gluten-Free Moist Meatballs

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I haven’t made meatballs in a long time. Frankly, I’m kind of lazy, and meatballs just always seemed to take too much time for the payoff. It was just a hunk of meat, after all.

Well, until now. Meet: The gluten-free, nay the GRAIN free moist meatball. It has plenty of flavor, and I love how the outside gets nice and crunchy. My daughter doesn’t like that part, but me? That’s my favorite!

And this isn’t just a meatball, oh no. This is a meatball with veggies.

I love onions, but green onions are one of my favorites. They’re so versatile, and green is my favorite color after all.

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Carrots, spices, egg, and potato flour bring this all together. Literally.

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It’s amazing what high heat and time can do to a bunch of raw ingredients.

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This recipe makes 12 meatballs. Adjust accordingly. I served mine with onion gravy over white rice as I wasn’t in the mood for pasta. I found the recipe for onion gravy at 20somethingallergies.com, but I  only used 1 cup of beef broth and added a tablespoon of potato flour to mine to thicken it up quicker.

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Gluten-Free Moist Meatballs Recipe

1 lb hamburger meat
1 egg
1/4 cup potato flour (I used New Grains brand)
1 carrot
1 green onion
1 clove garlic
1 tsp sea salt
1 tbsp black pepper
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp ground sage
1/4 tsp thyme
2 tbsp parsley flakes (I used dried)

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Make carrots, green onion, and garlic into itty-bitty pieces. I put all mine in my little food processor thingy, but you could also just grate them.
3. Add all ingredients into a big bowl and mix well. Form into meatballs and bake for 30 minutes. (I put mine in a muffin tin, and I’ve actually never made them any other way.)

This got a thumbs up from the kiddo (can you tell she spent the day swimming?), and the dogs are positive it was awesome, even if they didn’t get any.

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