Saturday, September 25, 2010

GF Meatballs

I'm back! It's for real this time, or so I would like to think. My life's been a bit tumultuous in the past few months. As a good Ferro child, I've kept it all welled up inside. I'm breaking through it again. I want to write again. I'm cooking a lot and need somewhere to keep my recipes. Tonight: Gluten Free Meatballs. Meatballs are so easy, I can't believe I don't make them more often. And delicious. Nom nom. If you are on a gluten free diet, it's not totally necessary to make them with breadcrumbs, especially if you like them on the meatier side. These don't hold together quite as well as a traditional meatball, and it gives them a bit of a different texture, which adds up to something between a meatball and a slider. But when is beef, starch, and seasonings not a good mix? Never.

1 lb. ground beef (I used 85/15)
1/2 cup cooked rice (I used the precooked brown stuff from Trader Joe's)
1 egg, large
1/8 cup green onion (the white part), minced
Spices to your taste (I used soy sauce, pepper, and sesame seeds)

Scramble the egg in a small bowl. Put all of the ingredients in a medium-sized bowl. Mash it up until well blended. Spoon out the meat mixture and roll into balls. Cook to your taste. They can be grilled, cooked in a skillet, put in the oven, thrown in the slow cooker with some broth and a few veggies for a nice soup, or probably even microwaved.

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