Parents and kids alike will enjoy these fun and delicious porcupine meatballs with easy pan gravy. With only a few naturally gluten-free ingredients, they’re an allergy-friendly meal the whole family will love!
Kid-friendly = mom win.
No porcupines were harmed. . .
Gluten-Free Porcupine Meatballs.
Family favorite meals.
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- Sloppy Joe Baked Potatoes
- Vegetarian Black Bean Burrito Bowls
- Instant Pot Fried Rice or Quinoa
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Gluten-Free Porcupine Meatballs with Easy Pan Gravy
Free from gluten, eggs, dairy, and sugar.
- 1 to 1 1/2 pounds organic/grass-fed ground beef
- 1/2 cups uncooked long-grain rice (like basmati or jasmine)
- 1 teaspoon Himalayan salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 cup tomato sauce (optional, or 1 cup more water or stock)
- 1 cup beef broth or water
- 2 tablespoons arrowroot or tapioca starch (or whatever gluten-free flour you like)
- 1/2 cups + water
- 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
Heat oil or butter over medium flame in a large, deep-sided frying pan that has a lid or in the liner of an Instant Pot.
In a large bowl, combine beef, rice, salt, pepper, seasoning, and garlic. Shape into small balls and gently brown in the heated oil.
Remove browned meatballs from the pan and set aside.
Pour in 1 cup of water and deglaze the goodness on the bottom of the pan/liner.
Add back in the meatballs and tomato sauce or 1 cup more water and cover securely.
Cook 30 minutes over medium-low heat. If your meatballs are very large, you may need more time.
When the meatballs are cooked remove them from the pan and set aside in a serving dish.
Seal the vent, press ‘manual,’ and set the timer for 10 minutes. If your meatballs are very large, you may need more time.
When the timer goes off, quick release the vent, open the lid and remove the meatballs to a serving dish.
Whisk together starch and 1/2 cup water. Pour the starch mixture into the same pan/liner you cooked the meatballs in. Stir until mixture begins to thicken. You may need to turn the heat back on medium/low.
Add in seasoning and more water, if desired.
Serve gravy over meatballs.
Makes about 6 servings.