Gluten-Free Swedish Meatballs Recipe with Gravy

This is the best Gluten-Free Swedish Meatballs Recipe with Gravy! Made from ground beef, flavored with nutmeg and allspice, then simmered in a creamy gravy sauce. These meatballs are delicious served over gluten-free egg noodles or mashed potatoes!

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Gluten-Free Swedish Meatballs with Homemade Gravy

Have you ever had the famous IKEA Swedish Meatballs before your gluten free life? These taste just like the ones you get at the store, only a much healthier, better than IKEA version! They are completely gluten-free, dairy-free and paleo/whole30 friendly. With a few simple substitutions, you can customize this dish to fit any dietary needs or preferences. 

What Ingredients Do I Need to Make These Gluten-Free Swedish Meatballs and Gravy?

This is an easy meal that you can make in just about 30 minutes with many ingredients you most likely already have in your pantry and freezer!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Ground Beef. I left out the pork in this recipe and used all ground beef. You can switch it up and use a combo of 1lb of each if you like.
  • Eggs. Helps bind the meatballs.
  • Nutmeg & Allspice. These warming spices makes the flavor unique & delicious.
  • Beef Broth. The base for the sauce.
  • Tapioca Flour. For thickening.
  • Salt and Pepper. To taste.
  • Butter. Creates a depth of flavor for the sauce. Use vegan butter for dairy-free or ghee for paleo/whole30.
  • Oil. To brown the meatballs.
  • Kite Hill Unsweetened Greek Yogurt. This is an amazing sour cream replacement for dairy-free eaters and creates the creamy gravy sauce.
  • Fresh Parsley. Optional for garnish, but it helps brighten up the meal!
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This meal comes together quick, so you can have dinner on the table easily during busy weeknights. You can even make and shape the meatballs ahead of time and store them in an airtight container in the fridge overnight. They’ll be ready to go when you’re ready to cook!

How to Make Swedish Meatballs

  1. Add the ground beef, eggs and spices to a large mixing bowl. Combine well and shape into small balls.
  2. Heat a large skillet with oil over medium heat and cook the meatballs in batches until browned on all sides.
  3. Remove from the skillet and bake them the rest of the time until completely cooked through.

How to Make the Homemade Gravy Sauce

  1. In the same skillet, over low heat, melt the butter.
  2. Dissolve the tapioca flour in the beef broth, then add to the skillet with butter. Season with salt and pepper then bring the sauce to a simmer and cook until it thickens, stirring occasionally.
  3. Once sauce is thickened, lower the heat and stir in the yogurt until well blended.
  4. Add the cooked meatballs back into the pan with the sauce until heated through.

For serving, I love to use gluten-free tagliatelle egg noodles. However, you can serve these meatballs over any gluten-free pasta you love, or rice is delicious too…cauliflower rice or mashed potatoes are great options for Whole30/Paleo.

Have you tried this recipe? Be sure to tag me on instagram @thrivingglutenfree so I can see how it turned out!

Let’s Eat!

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Gluten-Free Swedish Meatballs Recipe with Gravy

This is the best Gluten-Free Swedish Meatballs Recipe with Gravy! Made from ground beef, flavored with nutmeg and allspice, then simmered in a creamy gravy sauce. These meatballs are delicious served over gluten-free egg noodles or mashed potatoes!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: gluten-free
Keyword: ground beef, meatballs
Servings: 6
Author: Thriving Gluten Free

Ingredients

Meatballs

  • 2 lbs Ground Beef
  • 2 Eggs
  • tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp AllSpice
  • 2 tbsp Oil for frying

Gravy Sauce

  • 4 tbsp Butter use vegan butter for dairy-free; ghee for paleo/whole30
  • 2 cups Beef Broth
  • 2 tbsp Tapioca Flour arrowroot flour also works well to thicken
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ½ cup Kite Hill Unsweetened Greek Style Yogurt If not dairy-free, go ahead and use sour cream, or plain unsweetened greek yogurt.

Serving Suggestions

  • 1 Package GF Egg Tagliatelle or gluten-free pasta of choice
  • Fresh Chopped Parsley for garnish

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, add ground beef, eggs, nutmeg, allspice and salt then mix together until well combined. Roll meat forming into about 24 small balls.
  • Preheat oven to 375° then heat oil in a pan on medium high heat.
  • Saute meatballs in batches in the stovetop pan until browned on all sides. Remove and place meatballs on an oven safe baking sheet covered with foil. Bake about 20 minutes until cooked through.
  • Meanwhile, add butter to melt in the same stovetop pan on low heat.
  • Pour in the broth, then stir in the tapioca flour until dissolved.
  • Raise heat to a simmer and season with salt and pepper to taste. Continue to simmer until thickened.
  • Once thickened, lower heat and stir in the yogurt until well blended.
  • Remove meatballs from the oven and add them to the gravy sauce until heated through. Serve immediately over cooked pasta. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley.
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2 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    These are so good!!! I used sour cream, and margarine.. precooked gluten free meatballs defrosted and cut in half. So really just great alone, but used banza pasta..

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