Gluten-Free “Meatball” Mix Featured

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by Susan Voisin on January 31, 2013

Gluten-Free “Meatball” Mix

I’ve been obsessed the last couple of weeks with coming up with a gluten-free mix that I could keep on-hand to make quick “meatballs” for spaghetti and sandwiches. I don’t know what got me started on this quixotic mission, but the result is that I’ve made so many balls in the last few days that I’m sick of them, though still strangely obsessed. Last night, as I was eating the latest batch atop shirataki noodles, I had the passing thought, “What if I just broke down and made a batch with gluten?” and my mouth blurted out, “Absolutely not!” My family eyed me warily and moved their knives out of my reach.

So this is it, my final version. It uses walnuts, kasha, and oatmeal to give the balls some texture and chickpea flour to hold it all together. It’s a completely dry mix, so you can make it in big batches and store it in the fridge until you’re ready to mix it with water. Honestly, the texture is more like falafel (with an Italian flavor) than a meat substitute, but we still enjoyed them in meatball subs and on pasta (hubby and daughter) and on spaghetti squash and tofu shirataki noodles (wheat-avoiding me). Feel free to experiment with different seasonings, but if you become obsessed, don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Speaking of obsessions, I’ve been toying around with Google+ and a new app from Twitter called Vine. Check out the 6-second video of the meatball-making process that I created on Vine and then uploaded to Google+. And feel free to follow me at both (I’mnt Recipe    

 

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