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Gluten Free Italian Meatball Stew

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Making gluten free meatballs is easy and this recipe adds an Italian twist. A good flavorful stew (like this one) is not only tasty but also an easy family favorite.

What is Gluten Free Italian Meatball Stew?

Gluten Free Italian Meatball Stew is a soup recipe that has been made gluten free by substituting the meatballs for gluten free meatballs. This recipe is perfect for those who are on a strict diet, or just want to eat healthier.

Gluten Free Meatballs (Ingredients Needed)

  • 2 lbs Ground Beef (or half beef, half pork)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/3 cup Pork Rind Crumbs (see notes)
  • 3 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning

How to Make Gluten Free Italian Meatball Stew

Turn oven on to 425°F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil. If you have a wire rack, place that in the pan (this will keep the meatballs directly off the pans so the grease drips down, but it is not required). Set aside.

Combine Ingredients to make the gluten free meatballs

Combine all meatball ingredients in a bowl and mix together well until fully combined. Using a small cookie scoop (about 1 Tbsp capacity), scoop out the meatballs, rolling each one into a smooth ball.

Prepare the Meatballs

Place meatballs on the prepared baking sheet, evenly spaced. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until cooked all the way through.

Prepare the Soup

While meatballs are cooking, prepare the soup. Combine all soup ingredient in the inner pot of the Instant Pot, stirring to mix well. Once the meatballs are done, add them to the Instant Pot and stir to coat them with the stew ingredients.

Easy in the Instant Pot

Place the lid on the Instant Pot and turn the knob to “seal”. Press the Soup setting and let the Instant Pot run the entire cycle, allowing it to naturally pressure release for about 20 minutes after it’s done. Carefully release the rest of the pressure and open the lid.

Prepare Extras (Great Reheated)

Leftovers can be stored in a tightly sealed glass container in the fridge for a week.

What are the Different Names for Italian Seasoning

If you have a lot of Italian dishes under your belt then you’re surely aware of the essential herbs and spices that are typically used. Basil, oregano and garlic are the three staples in any Italian kitchen, each with their individual flavors.

To be clear, Italian seasoning is a blend of herbs and spices that is commonly used in Italian cuisine. More thoroughly, Italian seasoning is composed of dried basil, oregano, rosemary, thyme, garlic powder, onion powder and black pepper.

Gluten-Free Italian Meatball Stew

Gluten-Free Italian Meatball Stew

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Depressurize Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

MEATBALLS

  • 2 lbs Ground Beef (or half beef, half pork)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/3 cup Pork Rind Crumbs (see notes)
  • 3 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning

SOUP

  • 2 cups Beef Broth
  • 3 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 2 (14oz) cans Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 medium Potato, diced small
  • 1 small Carrot, ribboned or sliced
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil. If you have a wire rack, place that in the pan (this will keep the meatballs directly off the pans so the grease drips down, but it is not required). Set aside.
    2. Combine all meatball ingredients in a bowl and mix together well until fully combined. Using a small cookie scoop (about 1 Tbsp capacity), scoop out the meatballs, rolling each one into a smooth ball.
    3. Place meatballs on the prepared baking sheet, evenly spaced. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until cooked all the way through.
    4. While meatballs are cooking, prepare the soup. Combine all soup ingredient in the inner pot of the Instant Pot, stirring to mix well. Once the meatballs are done, add them to the Instant Pot and stir to coat them with the stew ingredients.
    5. Place the lid on the Instant Pot and turn the knob to "seal". Press the Soup setting and let the Instant Pot run the entire cycle, allowing it to naturally pressure release for about 20 minutes after it's done. Carefully release the rest of the pressure and open the lid.
    6. Leftovers can be stored in a tightly sealed glass container in the fridge for a week.

Notes

If you don't have (or can't find) pork rind crumbs, put some plain pork rinds in a plastic bag, seal it tight with little to no air inside, and smash them until they are crumbled up small.

Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 369Total Fat 22gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 149mgSodium 983mgCarbohydrates 7gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 35g

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