Gluten Free Sweet and Sour Meatballs recipe

Gluten-Free Sweet & Sour Meatballs Recipe

On Game Day Sunday, as a kid, I don’t really remember making it past the first half or even being all that interested in football. But man, did I look forward to Game Day Sunday in our tiny apartment. My mother would make a bunch of snacks and we would have a “picnic” on the floor. This version of a favorite Game Day recipe is healthier than store-bought versions and is grain-free, too!

Gluten Free Sweet and Sour Meatballs

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Gluten Free Sweet and Sour Meatballs recipe
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Gluten-Free Sweet & Sour Meatballs

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 457kcal


For the meatballs:

  • 1 pound 90% ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons 100% real fruit berry preserves
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
  • cup coconut flour
  • 1 cup blanched almond flour

For the sauce:

  • 1 cup fresh orange juice
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon 100% real fruit berry preserves


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine all meatball ingredients in order, mixing well after each addition. Form into small balls and place on baking sheets. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165°F.
  • While baking, combine all sauce ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a low simmer.
  • When meatballs are done, either coat them in the sauce or place toothpicks in the meatballs and serve the sauce as a dip. Or, for easy entertaining and to keep the food warm, you can put both the sauce and the cooked meatballs in a slow cooker on low for serving.
  • May be frozen and reheated, if desired.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Sweet & Sour Meatballs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 457 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 118mg39%
Sodium 493mg21%
Potassium 442mg13%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 120IU2%
Vitamin C 16mg19%
Calcium 57mg6%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Check out the other delicious snacks from this spread:

Asian Zing Chicken Wings
Green Eggs & “Ham”
Crab-Stuffed Mushrooms

Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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