Gluten Free Meatballs & Polenta
Calories: 601 kcal
This gluten free meatballs and polenta recipe I want to share with you is such an awesome, comfort food kind of dish. You will feel full, but the best part is – this is actually low-cal and good for you!
Meatballs: ¾ Cup breadcrumbs gluten free 1 egg ½ Cup Parmesan cheese grated ¼ Cup parsley chapped 3 Clove garlic grated ½ Teaspoon Italian seasoning ½ Teaspoon onion powder 1 Pound ground beef Tomato Sauce: 1 Tablespoon olive oil 3 Cloves garlic minced ½ Cup onions chopped 10 Cherry tomatoes diced 1/2 Teaspoon salt 1/4 Teaspoon black pepper ground ¼ Cup water Polenta: 6 Cups beef broth 1 Cup polenta ground cornmeal ½ Cup Parmesan cheese grated 1 Tablespoon butter unsalted Garnish Parsley chopped 1 Pinch paprika Parmesan cheese grated
In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients except the ground beef.
Add the ground beef and mix until combined.
Roll into meatballs about 1" in diameter.
Place meatballs with the tomato sauce.
Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat.
Add the onions and the garlic and stir to cook until soft and fragrant.
Add the tomato, water, salt and pepper.
Allow the tomato sauce to come to a simmer, add the meatballs and cover with sauce.
Cover with a lid and reduce heat to low.
Allow to simmer for 10 to 12 minutes or until the meatballs cook all the way through.
While the sauce and meatballs are cooking, heat the broth in a large pot until boiling.
Reduce the heat to medium low. Continuously whisk as you slowly add in the polenta.
Cover pot and let cook on low for 20 to 25 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes.
When the polenta is done, turn the heat off and stir in the Parmesan cheese and butter.
If the polenta is too thick, you may awant to add additional broth.
Put the polenta into a serving dish, top with meatballs and tomato sauce.
Garnish if desired.
Calories: 601 kcal | Carbohydrates: 29 g | Protein: 39 g | Fat: 36 g | Saturated Fat: 14 g | Cholesterol: 139 mg | Sodium: 2285 mg | Potassium: 752 mg | Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 4 g | Vitamin A: 797 IU | Vitamin C: 18 mg | Calcium: 412 mg | Iron: 5 mg The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.