30 Minute Gluten Free (& DF) Meat Balls and Veggie Ragu

Gluten Free MeatballsMy parents were coming over for dinner and I was feeling pretty fatigued, but still i wanted to make something from scratch, that was quick & easy but also wholesome, healthy and most importantly tasty!!!

When cooking for others I like to make stuff that they would have no idea was GF and this really does the trick.


GF MeatballsMeat Balls
  • 500g Extra Lean Beef Mince
  • 1/2 a Large White Onion
  • 1 Egg
  • Mixed Herbs (Fresh or Dried)
  • Shaved Parmesan
GF MeatballsRagu
  • 1/2 Large White Onion
  • 1 Large Red Onion
  • 1 Courgette (Zucchini for those in the US)
  • 1 Carrot
  • 2 Bell Peppers (Red,Yellow or Orange)
  • 2 Cans of Chopped Tomatoes
  • Mixed Herbs (Fresh or Dried)
  • Olive oil
  • Water as needed

Gluten Free MeatballsInstructions

Start by making the meatballs

  1. Pre-Heat oven to 180º
  2. Pop all the ingredients for the meatballs into a food processor and zap until completely mixed
  3. Roll into balls around an inch wide
  4. Place on a baking tray and bake for 20-25 minutes.

Whilst the Meatballs are cooking away, start on the Ragu:

  1. Gluten Free RaguHeat the oil in a large pan or wok
  2. Finely chop: Onion’s and bell pepper and saute in the olive oil
  3. Grate: Carrot and courgette and add to the pan and stir thoroughly
  4. Add the tomatoes and mixed herbs as well as some water (I usually fill one of the tomato cans and put that in)
  5. Simmer down on a medium to low heat



Then serve either on its own or like we did with pasta/ spaghetti.


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