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Gluten Free Sweet and Sour Meatballs

These gluten free sweet and sour meatballs will be one of your favorite new meals this year. The homemade sauce is the cherry on top.
Course: Main Course
Keyword: Food, Gluten Free, Recipe


For the meatballs

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb ground pork sausage
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup gluten free bread crumbs
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp oregano
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp parsley
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 black pepper

For the sauce

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp gluten free soy sauce
  • 3 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 Tbsp water


Meatball Preparation

  • Preheat the oven to 500 F.
  • Combine all the meatball ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Using your hands, mash the ingredients together until they become a consistent mixture.
  • Using your hands, grab about 2-3 Tbsp worth of meat and form it into a ball.
  • Place the meatball on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Repeat steps 3-4 until you’ve used up all the meat. This should make about 30-36 meatballs, depending on the exact size of your meatballs.
  • Bake at 500 F for about 15 minutes or until the meatballs are cooked through.

Sweet and Sour Sauce Preparation

  • While the meatballs are baking, combine the water, brown sugar, ketchup, vinegar, and gluten free soy sauce in a medium-sized saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce heat.
  • In a small bowl, mix the cornstarch and 3 tablespoons of water to form a slurry.
  • Add the slurry into the saucepan and stir until the sauce thickens.
  • Once the meatballs are done, add the meatballs to the sauce for a couple minutes.
  • Serve over rice.