Homemade Meatballs {Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Wheat-Free}

Original Post Feb 2010 

While I tend to be a lazy cook in the kitchen, sometimes my mom guilt kicks in and I take the extra time to make my family these meatballs.  They think it's a real novelty, and I immediately become a rock star when I make them.  

It's pretty incredible that these can taste SO good despite being free of dairy, egg, AND wheat. But they are.  In fact, this recipe disappeared from our website for awhile, and readers contacted me looking for it.  We are so grateful they let us know.  

You can serve these with marinara and pasta in a classic dutch oven Italian dish or simmer them in barbecue sauce for a delicious appetizer.  And leftover meatballs make great sub sandwiches on dairy-free hot dog buns. 

{No Dairy, Egg, or Wheat}
1 onion
1 clove minced garlic
1 pound ground burger
1/2 cup quick oats
1 tsp. oregano
1/2 tsp. basil
1 tsp. kosher salt
1 Tb olive oil

Preheat oven to 375

Saute onion and garlic in a little oil.  

Mix sauteed onion and garlic and rest of ingredients well in a large bowl.

Form 1" meatballs and bake for about 20 minutes.  I made mine the size of golf balls and 20 minutes was perfect.  Internal temp should reach 160 degrees although I always go a little over.   

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Lisa said...

This recipe was just as good as my friend's Italian family meatballs with milk and cheese. Made them for a party and everyone was extremely delighted (especially our gluten free guest and my dairy/egg free child). I was worried they wouldn't be moist without the milk, but the onions did it.

Jamie Kaufmann said...

Lisa, that is so good to hear! You made me smile. :) What a great party for your friends and family.