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Gluten Free Swedish Style Meatballs

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  • Author: Elaine VanVleck
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This gluten free swedish style meatballs recipe is easy to make and the sauce is delicious! The recipe uses ground beef along with allspice and nutmeg to give the meatballs their flavor. They are delicious with pasta or for low carb serve them on their own or with cauliflower rice.



1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
2 pounds Ground Beef
1/2 cup Gluten Free Bread Crumbs
1 large Egg
1 small Yellow Onion, grated
1 Tbsp. Minced Garlic
1 Tbsp. Dried Parsley
1/4 tsp. Ground Allspice
1/4 tsp. Ground Nutmeg
1/2 tsp. Sea Salt
1/4 tsp. Ground Black Pepper

1/4 cup Unsalted Butter
1/3 cup Gluten Free Flour
1 Tbsp. Arrowroot Powder or Corn Starch
3 cups + 2 Tbsp. Beef Broth
1/2 cup Sour Cream
1/2 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
1 Tbsp. Gluten Free Worcestershire Sauce
1 1/2 tsp. Sea Salt
1 tsp. Ground Black Pepper
1/2 tsp. Ground Sage

1 - 9 ounce box Jovial Brown Rice Tagliatelle pasta


In a mixing bowl mix together the meatball ingredients: ground beef, gluten free bread crumbs, egg, onion, garlic, parsley, allspice, nutmeg, salt and pepper.

Form the meatball mixture into meatballs about the size of a golf ball. I like mine about 2 inches in circumference.

In a frying pan or cast iron skillet over medium heat add the olive oil and add the meatballs. Fry the meatballs, turning them when needed until they are completely cooked and browned on the outside.

Move the meatballs to a plate.

Add butter and gluten free flour to the pan. Whisk the butter and flour together to form a paste. Add 3 cups of bone broth and whisk until ingredients are combined. Scrape the bottom of the pan with your whisk to get all the bits of fried onion and brown bits leftover from the meatballs.

Add the sour cream, heavy whipping cream, gluten free worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper and sage to the pan. Whisk to combine.

In a separate small bowl mix 1 tbsp. of arrowroot powder with 2 Tbsp. of beef broth. Pour the mixture into the gravy.

Let the sauce simmer for a few minutes until it thickens.

While the sauce is thickening boil a pot of water and cook the pasta per the instructions on the box.

Combine the cooked pasta and thickened sauce. Serve with the meatballs. 


If you want a low carb version you can serve the meatballs with cauliflower rice or steamed vegetables.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Meats
  • Method: Frying
  • Cuisine: Gluten Free