Gluten Free Mini Cocktail Chimichurri Meatballs

Gluten Free Mini Cocktail Chimichurri Meatballs

Rolled in white balsamic syrup and chimichurri sauce
-Makes 35-40 mini balls
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees
-You will need 3” bamboo toothpicks if serving as a passed appetizer.
These flavorful meatballs with a vibrant chimichurri sauce are perfect for a party or a delicious weeknight dinner. They are packed with herbs and spices, making them a crowd-pleasing dish that will leave everyone wanting more!


For the Meatballs

  • 1-pound organic ground beef (I like Kobe Beef)
  • ¼ cup small onion, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup GF panko breadcrumb
  • ¼ cup chimichurri sauce
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • Pink salt and pepper, to taste

Lisa’s Chimichurri Sauce

  • 1 cup fresh parsley leaves, packed
  • 2 Tbsp lemon Juice
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves, packed
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes (adjust to taste)
  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tsp. White Balsamic Glaze


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, breadcrumbs, chopped onion, egg, chopped parsley, chimichurri sauce, salt and pepper. Mix well until all the ingredients are evenly incorporated. Shape the mixture into mini meatballs,½-3/4 inch in diameter. You should get approximately 35-40 meatballs. Add the meatballs to a sheet pan, drizzle and rolled around with avocado oil. 
  • In a food processor or blender,combine the fresh parsley, cilantro, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, salt, andpepper. Pulse until the herbs finely chopped. With the food processor orblender running, slowly drizzle in the olive oil until the mixture becomes asmooth sauce. Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed. Bake the meatballs for15 minutes and transfer to a bowl.  Spoonsome of the leftover chimichurri sauce over the balls adding the white balsamicglaze and carefully toss the meatballs in the mix. Place on a 3” bambootoothpick and serve. Alternatively, you can serve the chimichurri sauce on theside as a dipping sauce.