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Gluten-Free Meatballs Crock Pot Recipe

Gluten-Free Meatballs Crock Pot Recipe

I wrote a blog post with 31 gluten-free crockpot freezer recipes last year that is still super popular.  The top question in the comment section was, “Can you recommend a gluten-free meatballs recipe?”  At the time I didn’t have one, but I have one today.

What’s so great about these gluten-free meatballs?

  • They’re made in the crockpot with eight simple ingredients.
  • They freeze great.
  • They’re absolutely delicious.

To make them gluten-free, I use ground oatmeal and seasonings instead of breadcrumbs.  So easy!

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This was my first time making meatballs in the crockpot and they turned out great.  I was nervous they might all stick together, but they didn’t, and I think they turned out juicier than the meatballs that I bake in the oven.

Gluten-Free Meatballs Crock Pot Recipe

Yields: 40 small meatballs

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup ground oatmeal (I ground a cup of old fashioned oats in my Magic Bullet)
  • 1/2 teaspoon parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and roll into small balls.
  2. Add to crockpot and cook on low setting for 6-8 hours or until meat is cooked through. (OR bake for 20 minutes at 350°.)

Eat plain or add to your favorite soup recipe, like this one: Crockpot Meatball Vegetable Soup.  Yum!

Thoughts or questions? Please leave a comment below and I’ll respond as soon as I can.  I’d love to hear from you.  

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Heather

Hi just wanted to let you know that oatmeal is NOT gluten free – people with coeliac disease cannot eat wheat, rye, barley or oats.
Love all your other recipes though! Thanks

Gina
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Gina

Oats are naturally gluten free actually, but they are at a danger for cross contamination, unless they actually say ‘Gluten free’.

A
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A

Though you can buy gluten free oats (Bob’s Red Mill)! These look great, thanks for sharing!

Kristiy
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Kristiy

Oatmeal is gluten free naturally, but becomes contaminated in factories where it’s processed alongside wheat. You can buy gluten free, but it must state that on the package.

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Pprgrl

I was thinking about making these along with the sweet & sour bbq sauce. Would it be necessary to cook the meatballs first for 6-8 hours then add the sauce for 6-8 hours? Probably a dumb question, but I just don’t know. I’m usually a frozen meatballs kind of girl. Maybe cook the meatballs for a couple of hours, then add the sauce for the remaining 6 hours?

Kathy
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Kathy

I’m allergic to eggs, do you have any recommendations on what to replace them with? Thank you!

Diane
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Diane

Maybe Yogurt?

Winati
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Winati

One egg equals 1 TBSP ground flax seed to about 2 1/2 water. Just mix in a bowl, let it sit for about 5 mins, stir again and add it to your recipe. Hope this helps.