Sunday, August 22, 2010

Gluten Free Swedish Meatballs

This recipe for gluten free swedish meatballs is delicious!  I just adapted a family recipe, made substitutions, thought outside the box, and served it up on a bed of Ancient Harvest Quinoa Rotelle.  Yummy!

I can't say swedish meatballs are a favorite of mine, but I do crave them every now and then.  Gluten free comfort food just got a little better.


1 pound ground beef
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon celery salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3 tablespoons milk
1/2 cup instant mashed potato flakes
4 tablespoons butter
1 small finely chopped onion
1 cup Half and Half
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon sweet rice flour

Begin by putting 1 tablespoon butter, the onion, and the garlic in a frying pan and cooking over medium heat just until the onions are soft.

Once the onions are soft, in a large mixing bowl add all the remaining ingredients except for the 1/4 cup oil, the Half and Half, and the 3 tablespoons butter.  Mix the meat mixture thoroughly and roll into balls anywhere from 1 to 2 inches in diameter.  (I did mine 2)

Add the oil and the remaining butter to the frying pan and pre-heat.  Cook the meat balls in the butter/oil being careful to turn them frequently enough to keep them rounded.  When they are thoroughly cooked, remove and drain on paper towels.  Add the Half and Half and the sweet rice flour to the contents of the pan and continue cooking and stirring until the gravy is thickened.  Put the meat balls back in the gravy.   


Serve on a bed of noodles and enjoy!


  1. Shawn,

    Do you have any suggestions for subs for potato flakes? I already have to sub the dairy, but I am at a loss here...

  2. Is it that you can't have potato? If you can I would suggest 1/4 cup potato flour. If you can't, 2 suggestions.... grind some gluten free rolled oats from Bob's Red mill in your food processor for a few minutes and use 1/2 cup or I often save my gluten free bread "not so good" attempts ground up in freezer bags in the freezer. Hope this helps.