Don’t let the word Gluten-Free fool you, these Meatballs are just as good as the ones with breadcrumbs, if not better! Yummy and delicious!
I know I’ve been quiet this week. I’ll try to make this a short story….
Last Wednesday around 9 o’clock that night, I went to grab my phone for the flashlight to look in LittleChef3’s throat, it was hurting. You know, normal Dr. Mom stuff! Well my phone was dead and I thought it was just where I let the battery drain down. I was wrong. My 4 month old Google Pixel phone kicked the bucket! So after I called Google, they said to take it to my carrier for a quicker replacement. It took several days due to the weekend even with overnight shipping. How’s that for an oxymoron!
Not having a phone at my fingertips for a week has made me painfully aware of how much I use, and depend on my phone even for little stuff. I use it all the time for alarms, timers, flashlight, calendar, and most importantly for pictures of the kids and blogging! Yes, blogging! I upload the pictures to my husband’s Mac (I use my big camera for blog pics), but I do all the written stuff from my phone, mostly in the middle of the night after the twins go to sleep. So if I’m never coherent, at least you’ll know why 😉
Normally no phone wouldn’t have caused a huge problem, just an inconvenience. But since I didn’t have my phone to check my e-mails (personal, business and school), I was locked out of my business e-mail till just a few minutes ago. I had changed my password to an incredibly hard one after I thought I got hacked (I didn’t), obviously I didn’t remember what it was, so much for my secure brain vault, if you wanna lose or misplace something, tell me or give it to me. LOL! I’ll be playing the “Mom Card” till I’m dead! You know the one where I blame all my forgetfulness on being pregnant with 7 babies! Seriously, I did read that pregnancy sucks brain cells out, and so that’s why I believe that now. Funny how I don’t forget that. 🙂
Anyway, there was a glitch in the system and all the “backups” I had in place didn’t work. I finally got smart enough to chat with them and they unlocked it for me, after some trouble. They told me I’d have to first create an email account. Even though I had been using one with them almost 10 months! But thankfully it had a happy ending!
Okay, enough of my ramblings and on to Meatballs…
Since these only contain one type of meat, ground beef, I like to think of them as American meatballs and not Italian. Because every single recipe I find for authentic Italian Meatballs include more than one type of meat. I may be mistaken, if so, comment below and change my mind 🙂
These meatballs aren’t really time consuming, just messy on the hands. I roll the meatballs with my hand stuck in a plastic baggie, LOL! The twins are still on bottles (not for long!), so I’m still real leary of what my hands touch. I can’t believe next week they’ll be a year old and the next day my oldest 17! It’s been a super fast year, the quickest out of all the kids! I’ve been trying to think of what cakes I want to make all 3 of them. I have about a billion cakes going through my head right now!
See how easily I’m sidetracked. I done went from meatballs to cake, but in my defense, cake is always a good thing. LOL!
Sometimes I like to switch spaghetti up a little. I’ll do my normal spaghetti with just meat sauce, or I’ll do baked spaghetti, or these meatballs. In that order of frequency too! They all include My Favorite Spaghetti Sauce.
There’s just something about meatballs that instantly bumps spaghetti to a whole new level! Pair spaghetti and meatballs with a salad and bread and you have a tasty meal! I like to serve mine with green beans. I’m still on a French green bean kick. I had salad twice a day on Whole30, so I’m still not wanting to eat it yet. I realize now that I still haven’t posted the recipe for freezer garlic bread. I’ll try to remember that the next time we have it.
Delicious Gluten Free Meatballs
- 1 pound ground beef
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
- 1 TBLS dry parsley
- 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 cup oats ground in a food processor or blender
- Mix eggs and seasonings with fork; add ground beef and 1/2 of the oats and milk.
- Mix, then add other half.
- Keep mixing and adding till the correct texture is reached; you should be able to roll mixture into a ball, but it should still be tacky (sticky like)
- Roll meatballs about 1 1/2", golfball size
- Place on a greased cookie tray (one with sides) Place in fridge for 30 minutes to help firm up.
- Bake in pre-heated oven set at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.
- Flip the meatballs over, then bake additional 10 minutes.
- After cooked, simmer in sauce. Enjoy!!