Thursday, October 3, 2013

ClubHouse Gluten Free Gravy with a Side of Meatballs!

Gluten free, a way of life?  A lifestyle decision?
Anyway you slice it going GF is becoming more prevalent in the world, you might say its #trending (ya I hash tagged)

Many companies are producing more options for the gluten free crowd including McCormick Canada.
They are the largest spice, dry sauce and seasoning, extract and specialty food operation in the country. ClubHouse happens to be one of their brands and they have many options for gravy mixes as well as baking essentials (tapioca, potato starch and rice flours) for gluten free cooking/baking and all are certified by the Canadian Celiac Association’s Gluten-Free Certification Program (GFCP)

Now let it be known that I do not NEED to go GF, however I have been dabbling in the world of revisions and trying to experiment since my teenager refuses to accept that GF and vegan can taste good (good enough not to notice a difference anyway)
We made meatballs, mashed potatoes and ClubHouse's brown gravy last night.
Hard to hide the taste of gravy when its smothering pillowy mashed potatoes isn't it?

I tasted the same great taste that the ClubHouse regular brown gravy has.  The ONLY difference I could find was the amount of time in the prep stage.
The regular version suggests you bring to a boil over medium heat and simmer about a minute whereas the GF version suggests you simmer 4 minutes.  This must be to help the gravy thicken up or to cook out some of the ... like I said, I'm still a newbie and do not know all of the details and compositions yet so really, I'm grabbing at straws.
How can you go wrong in making gravy in less than 5 minutes?

I'm looking forward to using the ClubHouse Turkey Gravy mix this year for the family (along with my homemade gravy of course).

1lb lean ground beef
1 small onion, diced
1 tsp dried thyme
2 cloves garlic
1 egg
Worcestershire, couple dashes
salt & pepper
1/2 c. gluten free bread crumbs (I used All But Gluten foccacia to make mine)

Combine all ingredients together just until mixed.  Shape into small balls and pan fry in 1 tbsp. olive oil turning often until browned, approx. 8-10min .  Set aside
Once ClubHouse gravy has been made add meatballs and simmer for an additional 7 minutes
Serve with mashed potatoes and some form of veggie (we had cut up peppers and cucumbers because we wanted crunch!)

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