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(serves 8 – I like to double this to eat one, and freeze one for our family)
1 pound ground beef
1 pound ground pork
3 cups dry, finely ground gluten and dairy free bread crumbs
3 cups milk substitute (almond, rice, etc.), divided
4 cloves garlic, minced
salt and pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground alspice
3 tablespoons olive or coconut oil
2 tablespoons corn, arrowroot or tapioca starch
3 cups beef broth
For serving: Gluten-free noodles, fresh chopped parsley, lingonberry sauce…
Preheat oven to 475 degrees.
In a large bowl, mix bread crumbs and 1/2 cup of milk substitute and eggs. Allow to soak for a couple of minutes. Add beef, pork, garlic, 2 teaspoons salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper, nutmeg and allspice. Mix until combined.
Using a tablespoon, scoop up a rounded amount and form mixture into meatballs. Place meatballs on two rimmed baking sheets. Alternatively, you can place the meatballs on a cooling rack set on the baking sheet to allow the fat to drain (this is what I do). Bake meatballs for 8 to 12 minutes until cooked through, checking them partway through and rotating the pans. Allow meat balls to cool, then divide into 2 separate freezer containers or freezer bags.
To make sauce, heat oil in a saucepan, over medium-high heat. Whisk oil and add starch to oil while whisking, cooking starch and oil together not letting mixture brown. Still whisking, slowly add the last cup of milk substitute and beef broth, whisking until smooth. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until thickened slightly. Allow mixture to cool then divide sauce into the two freezer containers. Gently mix sauce with the meatballs, remove air from the freezer bag or container, seal and lable.
To serve: If having right away, do not allow meatballs and sauce to cool. Mix meatballs and sauce and serve over gluten free noodles. Top with chopped fresh parsley, if desired and some lingonberry sauce and a salad on the side.
If frozen: Thaw meatballs and sauce. Reheat in sauce pan, stirring carefully to not break apart meatballs, adding water or milk substitute as needed to thin sauce. Serve over gluten free noodles. Top with chopped fresh parsley, if desired and some lingonberry sauce and a salad on the side.