Gluten-Free Crispy Meatballs with Potato and Pine Nuts

Gluten-Free Crispy Meatballs with Potato and Pine Nuts
Staff Writer

Meatballs

Aslihan Sabanci, a former Miss Turkey, makes these crispy and crunchy meatball recipes that are also gluten free. 

6
Servings
349
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3 medium potatoes, grated
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon pine nuts
  • 1 1/8 pound ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 small onion, grated
  • 1 slice cornbread, crumbled
  • 1 clove garlic, sliced
  • 1/4 bunch fresh parsley, minced
  • 1/4 bunch thyme
  • 1 egg

Directions

Grate the potatoes and cook with 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat. Sauté the pine nuts with 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat.

Gently knead together the ground beef, salt, pepper, cooked potatoes, pine nuts, grated onion, minced parsley, thyme, egg, and crumbled cornbread. 

Take 1 tablespoon at a time from the meatball mix and roll to shape your meatballs. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil and sliced garlic in a pan over medium heat, brown both sides of the meatballs, and serve.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
28g
40%
Saturated Fat
16g
67%
Cholesterol
76mg
25%
Protein
23g
50%
Vitamin A, RAE
11µg
2%
Vitamin B-12
3µg
100%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
10mg
1%
Choline, total
1mg
0%
Folate, total
9µg
2%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
27mg
8%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
204mg
29%
Selenium, Se
14µg
25%
Sodium, Na
83mg
6%
Water
49g
2%
Zinc, Zn
6mg
75%

Meatball Shopping Tip

Most cattle are fed a diet of grass until they are sent to a feedlot – where they are finished on corn. When possible, choose beef from cattle that are “100% grass fed” - it will be more expensive, but better for your health.

Meatball Cooking Tip

The method used to cook beef is dependent on the cut. Cuts that are more tender, like filet mignon, should be cooked for a relatively short amount of time over high heat by grilling or sautéing. While less tender cuts, like brisket and short ribs, should be cooked for a longer time with lower heat by braising or stewing.