These Gluten-Free Meatballs are moist, packed with flavor from the beef and buckwheat, and have the distinct tang of mayonnaise which makes them irresistible!

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The Best Gluten-Free Meatballs


Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 1 hr 30 mins


For the Buckwheat Meatballs – ▢2 lbs. – beef meat or meat of your choice – ▢½ cup – buckwheat (3 - cups water for cooking buckwheat) – ▢2 large – eggs – ▢1 medium – onion – ▢1 tsp. – se salt (or to taste) – ▢¼ tsp. – black ground pepper (or to taste) – ▢2 tbsp. – mayonnaise – ▢Olive oil for sautéing the meatballs For the Sauce – ▢3 large – carrot – ▢1 red – pepper – ▢1 medium – onion – ▢4 garlic – cloves – ▢3 tbsp. - Olive oil for sautéing (onion, garlic and carrots) – ▢2 cups – water – ▢1 cup – heavy cream (or half and half) – ▢1 tsp. – sea salt (or to taste) – ▢⅛ tsp. – black ground pepper (or to taste) – ▢1 tbsp. – better than bullion – ▢3 tbsp. – tomato paste (or 7 oz. tomato sauce)

Step 1

Peel, rinse, and shred the carrot. Press the garlic. Slice the red pepper. Peel, wash, and finely chop an onion.

Step 2

Cut meat into pieces. Soak meat in water, changing the water periodically for about an hour.

Step 3

Boil buckwheat in 4 cups of water for 15 minutes. Drain, rinse with cold water, and set aside.

Step 4

Sauté onions in olive oil until golden. Add shredded carrots, garlic, and tomato sauce. Cook for 5-7 minutes. Transfer to a saucepan and add red pepper water, heavy cream, salt, pepper, and bouillon. Set aside.

Step 5

Preheat your oven to 350 ℉. Rinse meat pieces and grind them. In a bowl, combine ground meat, buckwheat, eggs, salt, pepper, and mayonnaise. Mix well. Add shredded onion and mix. Shape into meatballs.

Step 6

Brown meatballs on both sides in a sauté pan.

Step 7

Place meatballs in a large pot. Heat up cream sauce until it boils, then pour it over the meatballs. Cover and bake in the oven at 350 ℉ for one hour. Serve hot over your choice of side. Enjoy!

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