Red Wine Meatballs

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 35 mins

My mother-in-law made this all the time and passed on the recipe to me. The wine gives it a wonderful flavour. It is nice served with rice or pasta.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine ground beef, bread crumbs, onion, cornstarch and allspice, tossing lightly with a fork until blended.
  2. Beat egg slightly, add cream and salt and blend.
  3. Add to meat mixture and mix lightly.
  4. Shape into 1 1/2" balls.
  5. Heat oil in skillet, add meat balls and brown on all sides.
  6. Remove meatballs and reserve.
  7. Add flour to drippings in skillet and blend.
  8. Add consumme, water, pepper and wine.
  9. Cook, stirring constantly until thickened and smooth.
  10. Add salt to taste.
  11. Add meatballs, cover skillet and simmer 20 minutes.


Most Helpful

I usually deglaze my pan with a little red wine when I make my meatballs. This takes the idea a step farther. I loved it. Last night was a spir of the moment meal. I used buffalo meat and made my meatballs my own usual way(no onion, cornstarch or allspice and used my homemade seasond breadcrumbs. I also added the wine first to the hot pan and blended the flour with the beef stock (also homemade). Wonderful comfort food. Would be good with mashed potatoes too.

Ilysse December 28, 2004

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