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.
Family favorite meals.
- Spaghetti Squash Pizza Casserole
- Easy Beef & Kale Soup in the Instant Pot
- Creamy, Dairy-Free Mac ‘N Cheese
- Homemade, Grain-Free Mini Pizzas
- Sloppy Joe Baked Potatoes
No porcupines were harmed. . .
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Gluten-Free Porcupine Meatballs with Easy Pan Gravy
Free from gluten, eggs, dairy, and sugar.
- 1 – 1 1/2 lbs. organic/grass-fed ground beef
- 1/2 c. uncooked long-grain rice (like basmati or jasmine)
- 1 t. Himalayan salt
- 1/2 t. pepper
- 1 T. Italian seasoning
- 1 T. minced garlic
- 2 T. coconut oil
- 1 c. tomato sauce (optional, or 1 cup more water or stock)
- 1 c. beef broth or water
- 2 T. arrowroot or tapioca starch
- 1/2 c. + water
- 1/2 t. Himalayan salt
- 1/4 t. pepper
- 1 t. Italian seasoning
Heat oil or butter over medium flame in a large, deep-sided frying pan that has a lid.
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.
Add back in the meatballs and tomato sauce or 1 cup more water and cover securely.
Cook 30 minutes over medium-low heat.
When the meatballs are cooked remove them from the pan and set aside in a serving dish.
Whisk together starch and 1/2 cup water. Pour the starch mixture into the same frying pan you cooked the meatballs in and stir until mixture begins to thicken.
Add in seasoning and more water, if desired.
Serve gravy over meatballs.
Makes about 6 servings.