Easy gluten free Swedish meatballs made with a blend of seasoned ground beef, ground turkey, gluten free breadcrumbs and egg. Baked in the oven, and tossed with a creamy dairy free sauce these gluten free Swedish meatballs make a delicious dinner for the entire family. This recipe also saves time and reduces dirty dishes.
Course Dinner, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Clean Eating, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Sugar Free, Swedish
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 25minutes
Total Time 45minutes
1poundground beeforganic, grass-fed
1poundground turkeyorganic (you can also use pork or chicken)
0.5tsppink salt (taste first and add if necessary)
Make Gluten Free Swedish Meatballs
Heat avocado oil in a large skillet over medium heat and saute the onions and garlic until soft. Set aside to cool down because we're going to add all the other ingredients in the same skillet to save dirty dishes. Or transfer to another large bowl.
Toast and ground the gluten free bread (store bought or homemade) into bread crumbs with a food processor.
To the sauteed onions and garlic, add the bread crumbs, the egg, plant milk, seasonings, the ground beef and the ground turkey. With your hand, mix well to combine, then roll into evenly sized meatballs. Place on a baking sheet (I used 2 oblong glass baking dishes) and repeat until all meatball mixture is used.
Bake in a preheated oven at 425F for 20 minutes. The high temperature will give the meatballs a nice brown color on the surface.
Prepare The Dairy Free Swedish Meatball Sauce
While the meatballs are baking in the oven prepare the gravy. In a skillet melt the plant based butter over medium-heat. Add cassava flour and cook and whisk until golden brown and bubbly, about 3 minutes. If you want the sauce on the thicker side add another tbsp of cassava flour.
Then slowly pour in half of the chicken stock (or whatever stock you have). Whisk vigorously; mixture will thin out as the remaining stock is whisked in. Then add the rest of ingredients.
When everything is incorporated and smooth, increase heat to medium and whisk until thickens a bit.
Remove the meatballs from the oven and pour the dairy free sauce in the same baking dish where the meatballs were baked. The juices leaked from the meatballs will add extra flavor to the gravy.
Give it a good mix to coat the meatballs. Return to the oven for another 5-10 minutes to warm them up. Then serve over mashed spiralized veggies, mashed potatoes, mashed cauliflower or your favorite gluten free pasta. It's up to you! Enjoy!
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Serve These Gluten Free Swedish Meatballs With:
mashed vegetables like white potatoes, sweet potatoes or cauliflower
gluten free pasta
boiled rice or boiled potatoes
oven roasted vegetables
along your favorite salad
Make Gluten Free Swedish Meatballs Without Eggs:
Those allergic to eggs can easily remove the egg from the recipe, the meatballs will hold their shape just fine. I tried making my meatballs without eggs multiple times!
Make Paleo or Whole30 compliant Swedish meatballs:
Make sure you use a compliant mustard, without sugar or white wine. I always use this apple cider stone ground brown mustard with simple great ingredients.
For the meatballs: replace the breadcrumbs with almond meal or if you can't have nuts: some grated vegetables like sweet potatoes, carrots or cauliflower will do.
If you must serve your gluten free Swedish meatballs with jelly then choose a sugar free fruit jam like this one, but you can also omit it entirely.
Make Keto Swedish Meatballs:
Replace the breadcrumbs with almond meal or grated vegetables: zucchini, cauliflower or maybe even some mushrooms. For the gravy replace the cassava flour with arrowroot powder and you're good. If you can have dairy you can also replace the coconut cream with regular sour cream.
Nutrition Facts For Dairy free Meatball Sauce:
Serving: ¾ cup | Calories 339.4 kcal | Carbohydrates: 37.8 g | Protein: 23.5 g | Saturated Fat: 6.9 g | Cholesterol: 12.3 mg | Sodium: 380.4 mg | Potassium: 406 mg | Fiber: 0.2 g | Sugar: 24.3 g | Vitamin A: 0.1 % | Vitamin C: 0.8 % | Calcium: 0.6 % | Iron: 1.8 %