I have come up with a variety of gluten free meatballs over the years:
- Simple Gluten Free Beef Meatballs
- Whole30, Paleo and Gluten Free Meatballs with Brussels Sprouts
- Turkey Meatballs (Paleo and Whole30 friendly)
- Healthy Turkey Zucchini Meatballs
- Chicken Meatballs (Paleo and Whole30 friendly)
The way I look at it, if you take the time to make meatballs, you may as well go all the way and put them in a good HOMEMADE Tomato Sauce!
I need only a few ingredients and an extra 15 minutes to make it happen!
Usually, I make my Homemade Tomato Sauce while my meatballs are in the oven.
Fine chopping is not required as everything is puréed at the end!
I start off with a roughly chopped onion and some garlic. I sauté both in a bit of olive oil.
Next, I add a roughly chopped peppers, both sweet and hot. If I don’t have a jalapeño pepper on hand, I use a 4 oz can of diced green chiles.
I sauté everything just for a bit, not waiting for the peppers to get soft.
I add canned tomatoes and ketchup and simmer everything on low for about 15 minutes.
When all veggies are perfectly cooked, I purée my sauce using an immersion blender.
Transferring to a stand alone blender is not required!
I season my Homemade Tomato Sauce with salt, pepper, basil and oregano. Of course, fresh basil and oregano are recommended but dried will do its job too!
It takes 15 minutes to make Homemade Tomato Sauce, while my meatballs are in the oven!
As soon as my meatballs come out of the oven, whether it’s beef meatballs, turkey or chicken, I transfer them into my tomato sauce and simmer for about 15 minutes.
Here are just a few ways I serve my Homemade Tomato Sauce with Homemade Meatballs:
Healthy Turkey Zucchini Meatballs over Spaghetti Squash.
Simple Gluten Free Beef Meatballs with gluten free spaghetti.
Turkey Meatballs (Paleo and Whole30 friendly) served over Zoodles.
Whole30, Paleo and Gluten Free Meatballs with Brussels Sprouts served over Spaghetti Squash.
I can’t tell you how much my family and I love my homemade tomato sauce!
So simple to make. So much better for you than store-bought, jarred tomato sauce. So delicious!
You CAN have it too! 🙂
As Always, Eat Well, Spend Wisely!
- 1 yellow onion, peeled and roughly chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, peeled
- 2 T olive oil
- 1 sweet pepper (green, red, orange or yellow), roughly chopped
- 2 small or 1 large jalapeño pepper, roughly chopped
- 1 can (28oz) organic tomatoes, whole or diced
- 3 T ketchup
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp basil
- Sauté an onion and garlic cloves in olive oil.
- Add sweet and jalapeño peppers.
- Add canned tomatoes and ketchup and cook for about 15 minutes on low heat or until all veggies are soft.
- Purée with an immersion blender until smooth.
- Season with salt, pepper, oregano and basil.
- Side note: I use Polish ketchup. Polish ketchup is sweeter than an ordinary Heinz or other popular American brands, perhaps because it is made with sugar, not HFCS (High Fructose Corn Syrup)!