Meatballs with Ginger Ale Sauce


Tomorrow is the day!  The first Springdell Winter CSA pickup of the year.  I am so excited.  This is always a great pickup because Jamie so nicely sets us up for Thanksgiving.  Can’t wait to check it out tomorrow!

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For tonight I used up my last package of Springdell ground beef in my homemade meatballs.  Meatballs are quick and easy, a crowd pleaser, and they can be changed up in so many ways.  Tonight I changed them up by using a sauce I made using a can on ginger ale!  Meatballs are not always destined for pasta and red sauce.

I started with my ground beef, 1/2 cup of gluten free bread crumbs and an egg.

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To that I added a Tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper.

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My special ingredient tonight is a heaping tablespoon full of pesto.  It adds just the right amount of extra herb flavor to the meatballs.

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Get in there with your hands and combine the ingredients.

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For meatballs I like to bake them on a lined sheet with a rack on top.  This keeps the heat circulating under the meatball as well so they crisp on all sides.

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Bake those at 400 degrees for 18-20 minutes.

For the ginger ale sauce I used 1 small can of ginger ale, it is about 1 cup.  I added 1/8 a cup of gluten free soy sauce to the ginger ale.

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In goes 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder and the juice from half a lime.

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Stir that together and set it aside.  Make a roux with 1 tablespoon of flour (ours is gluten free) and 1 Tablespoon of butter (ours is Amish roll butter).  Cook this for at least a minute to remove the flour taste.  

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Slowly whisk in the ginger ale mixture into the roux and cook until it thickens.  When it’s ready it will coat the spoon.

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I made some white rice and chopped some parsley to pull it all together.  It was a really nice change of pace for us and enjoyed by all of us!

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About Sarah

Sarah is a trained chef and owner of Whisk Baked Goods. She lives in Chelmsford with her husband and two active boys. Sarah is passionate about food, loves eating local, and cooking gluten free foods.

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