Sensitive Mommy: Recipe {Bold Meatballs! GF/DF/SF/EF}

  • January 4, 2015

Bold Meatballs is a zippy GF/EF/DF take on a traditional meatball. It’s smokey, moist, and 3yo approved. If your sensitive little one doesn’t like the extra zip follow Sensitive Mommy for future meatball recipes.


  • 1lb ground beef
  • 1/3c sourghum flour
  • 1 Tbsp Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce (GF)
  • 1 tsp A.1. Sauce (see note below)
  • 100% Canola Oil 
  • Stubb’s Beef Rub (GF)


  • Designated GF Non-stick Frying Pan or , Bowl, & Tongs
  • 2 Hands


  1. Smoosh all your ingredients together, except canola oil and Stubb’s Rub. Let sit for 5 minutes so the sorghum and burger soak up all the saucy-ness.
  2. Heat up frying pan on medium-high heat. 
  3. Pour enough canola oil in pan to coat, not too much otherwise the meatball will be greasy balls.
  4. Using you hands, smoosh a bit more. Then pinch about 2 inches of meat and gently roll in your hands. Less is more.  Just plop meat in pan, perfect spheres they will not be.
  5. Sprinkle a little Stubb’s Beef Rub on the meatballs, now cover a reduce heat to medium. Let cook for 7-10 minutes or until it is browning on bottom. I Love Stubb’s Rubs.

  1. Gently flip meatballs over and cover for 5-7 minutes, or until browning.
  2. Place on a napkin covered plate to drain. Serve hot!

I served these bold meatballs with a side of garlic “butter” corn noodles and organic cubed squash. See side dish posts coming soon…

So A.1. …

A.1. Sauce may or may not be GF. Kraft, who makes A.1. sauce, doesn’t have a GF product list. Kraft says they disclose if any ingredient (food starch, natural flavor) is from a gluten containing grain. Using what the food indistry calls “plain English”. I found Kraft’s website challenging to navigate because everywhere I searched I found no reference to gluten. Except that Crystal Light and Kool Aid are GF. I may just make my own GF steak sauce in the future, using this recipe. All that being said the ingredients printed on the label do not scream gluten. The only concern I have is in the vinegar (yes vinegar may contain gluten). They changed the recipe from malt vinegar in the new millennium I believe to take out gluten, but I’m just speculating.. See my Gluten-Free-Ness List for more products that are GF certified or shelf stable GF.

That being said, I used it and Captain seems fine. He is only moderately sensitive to small amounts of highly processed gluten. But knowing the long term effects of gluten exposure, I will just learn to make my own (which is becoming an annoying habit). I’ll do anything for my kids. 

This is  MSPI safe! Eat up MSPI Mammas! 

Much Love and Laughter!

��Sensitive Mommy

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