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Gluten Free Swedish Meatballs

When you taste these delicious gluten free Swedish Meatballs you will be hooked for life!  Those  mouthwatering spicy meatballs covered in a luscious creamy sauce...Mm-mm!

Updated April 23, 2018

Mm-mm!

When you taste these delicious gluten free Swedish Meatballs you will be hooked for life!

The lovely aroma alone is worth the wait, not to mention the mouthwatering spicy meatballs covered in a luscious creamy sauce.

Brought to the United States by Scandinavian immigrants, Swedish Meatballs (Svenska Köttbullar) was not the common main dish as we know it today.

Back in the old country, beef was a highly prized luxury, very expensive and reserved for festive occasions, the reason why Swedish Meatballs are traditionally served at Christmas and as part of a holiday smörgåsbord (buffet).

Like all old world ethnic foods, each family had its own take on their national dish.

Many made their meatballs from a variety of ground meats including venison, lamb, pork and poultry.

Some enjoyed spicing their dish with cardamom or ginger in addition to the signature seasonings, allspice and nutmeg.

Others used egg, stale bread soaked in milk, breadcrumbs, or rusk or cracker crumbs to bind the meat mixture into balls.

Many Swedish immigrants traditionally serve their meatballs with potatoes on the side, boiled, mashed, scalloped or au gratin.

This is my take on Great Great Grandma's recipe; a spicier gluten-free and corn-free version served American style, over homemade egg noodles.

Oh so good!

Elegant and perfect for your next potluck; simply double the gluten free Swedish Meatballs recipe.

For a quick weeknight meal, make the gluten free Swedish Meatballs ahead of time and freeze until ready to use.

Serve gluten free Swedish Meatballs and egg noodles with pickled beets, gherkins, and lingonberry jam on the side, and then enjoy Apple Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream for dessert.





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Gluten Free Swedish Meatballs


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Gluten Free Swedish Meatballs


Celebrate any holiday or special occasion like the Swede's do! Cook up a double batch of yummy gluten Free Swedish Meatballs for your next family dinner.

Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients:
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 cup gluten-free old fashioned rolled oats (breadcrumbs or cracker crumbs)
- 1/2 large yellow onion, minced or shredded
- 1 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 Egg Noodles recipe
- 1 1/2 cups gluten-free beef broth
- 1 cup heavy cream (or milk substitute)
- 3 tablespoons butter (or shortening)
- 1/2 large yellow onion, thinly sliced
- 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
- 1 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 1/2 tablespoons potato starch
- 1/2 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon butter

Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. In a large mixing bowl, combine ground beef, oatmeal, minced onion, allspice, nutmeg, salt and black pepper.
3. Roll the meat mixture into 1 inch meatballs and place in a 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking dish.
4. Bake meatballs for 30 minutes.
5. While meatballs are baking, cook the gluten-free egg noodles.
6. While meatballs and noodles are cooking, combine beef stock and cream in a small mixing bowl, and then set aside.
7. In a large saucepan over medium high heat, melt 3 tablespoons butter.
8. Add sliced onions and mushrooms, and sauté until onions are cooked through, about 10 minutes.
9. Reduce heat to medium and add allspice, nutmeg, salt and black pepper, and then let cook for 30 seconds.
10. Add potato starch and cook for 1 minute until roux forms.
11. Slowly whisk in beef broth mixture until sauce is smooth.
12. Bring to a simmer over medium high heat, stirring constantly until sauce thickens.
13. Cook sauce for 1 minute more, and then remove from heat.
14. Stir in the parsley.
15. Toss cooked, drained noodles, toss with 1 tablespoon butter, and then arrange on a serving platter.
16. Add cooked meatballs to the sauce and cook for one minute, stirring occasionally.
17. Top buttered noodles with meatballs and sauce.
18. Garnish gluten free Swedish Meatballs with a sprig of fresh parsley.

Tags:
Gluten-free, Corn-free, Dairy-free, Nut-free, Soy-free, Sugar-free




Variations

Metric Measurements

Note:  use volume-based imperial/metric measuring spoons and dry measuring cups marked in milliliters; see Kitchen Equipment and Tools.

Ingredients

  • 545 grams ground beef
  • 250 ml gluten-free old fashioned rolled oats (breadcrumbs or cracker crumbs)
  • 1/2 large yellow onion, minced or shredded
  • 5 ml ground allspice
  • 5 ml ground nutmeg
  • 3.5 ml salt
  • 0.5 ml black pepper
  • 1 Egg Noodles recipe
  • 375 ml gluten-free beef broth
  • 250 ml heavy cream (or milk substitute)
  • 45 ml butter (or shortening)
  • 1/2 large yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 225 grams mushrooms, sliced
  • 5 ml ground allspice
  • 5 ml ground nutmeg
  • 2.5 ml salt
  • 0.5 ml black pepper
  • 22.5 ml potato starch
  • 125 ml fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 15 ml butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C, Gas Mark 4.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine ground beef, oatmeal, minced onion, allspice, nutmeg, salt and black pepper.
  3. Roll the meat mixture into 3 cm meatballs and place in a 33 x 22 x 5 cm baking dish.
  4. Bake meatballs for 30 minutes.
  5. While meatballs are baking, cook the gluten-free egg noodles.
  6. While meatballs and noodles are cooking, combine beef stock and cream in a small mixing bowl, and then set aside.
  7. In a large saucepan over medium high heat, melt 45 ml butter.
  8. Add sliced onions and mushrooms, and sauté until onions are cooked through, about 10 minutes.
  9. Reduce heat to medium and add allspice, nutmeg, salt and black pepper, and then let cook for 30 seconds.
  10. Add potato starch and cook for 1 minute until roux forms.
  11. Slowly whisk in beef broth mixture until sauce is smooth.
  12. Bring to a simmer over medium high heat, stirring constantly until sauce thickens.
  13. Cook sauce for 1 minute more, and then remove from heat.
  14. Stir in the parsley.
  15. Toss cooked, drained noodles, toss with 15 ml butter, and then arrange on a serving platter.
  16. Add cooked meatballs to the sauce and cook for one minute, stirring occasionally.
  17. Top buttered noodles with meatballs and sauce.
  18. Garnish gluten free Swedish Meatballs with a sprig of fresh parsley.


Slow Cookery

  1. Grease slow cooker crock with butter.
  2. Layer sliced onions on bottom of slow cooker.
  3. Layer sliced mushrooms on top of onions.
  4. Use lean ground beef to make meatballs as directed in key recipe.
  5. Place meatballs on top of mushrooms in the slow cooker.
  6. Omit butter.
  7. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together chilled beef broth, chilled heavy cream, potato starch, allspice, nutmeg, salt and black pepper until combined.
  8. Pour beef broth mixture over meatballs.
  9. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
  10. Serve over hot buttered gluten-free egg noodles.
  11. Garnish gluten free Swedish Meatballs with a sprig of fresh parsley.






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