Homemade Hamburger Patties/ meat balls

As is the case with most main meals (unlike baking), this easily converts to gluten-free. We add a cup or so of cooked rice in place of the usual breadcrumbs that were in my Mom’s hamburgers. Of course mom always did have the best recipes!


  • 1 lb ground beef, raw
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1/2 pkg onion soup mix (my secret ingredient- adds amazing flavor in place of worcestershire sauce)
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder or granules


I always wear gloves for this:

The technical term is “smooooosh” all ingredients together. Until well mixed.

Form into 2″ diameter meatballs, or 4-5″ diameter patties. Skillet fry or broil until done.


About Cathy Tibbles

In 2007 Cathy's Hubby was diagnosed with celiac disease and Strawberries Are Gluten Free was born. The early days of SAGF are chock full of all the newly converted recipes. More recently the articles are trending to cool new products, events, local news and family tales.

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