Gluten-Free Crispy Meatballs with Potato and Pine Nuts

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Gluten-Free Crispy Meatballs with Potato and Pine Nuts

Meatballs

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

6
Servings
453
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
31g
47%
Sugar
1g
N/A
Saturated Fat
9g
43%
Cholesterol
91mg
30%
Protein
19g
38%
Carbs
25g
8%
Vitamin A
27µg
3%
Vitamin B12
2µg
32%
Vitamin B6
0.6mg
32%
Vitamin C
26mg
44%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
2mg
10%
Vitamin K
52µg
65%
Calcium
70mg
7%
Fiber
3g
11%
Folate (food)
35µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
46µg
11%
Folic acid
6µg
N/A
Iron
3mg
18%
Magnesium
50mg
12%
Monounsaturated
16g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
5mg
25%
Phosphorus
242mg
35%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
750mg
21%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
14.1%
Sodium
534mg
22%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
11.3%
Trans
1g
N/A
Zinc
4mg
28%