Easy Braised Meatballs in Red Wine Gravy

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READY IN: 1hr 5mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Shape the ground beef into small meatballs using you favorite meatball recipe.
  • Place into a baking dish in a single layer, and bake in a 350 degree oven for about 20-25 minutes (just to release some of the fat) set aside until cool enough to handle.
  • Dust the meatballs generously in flour then shake off any excess flour.
  • Heat oil in a skillet with about 3 tablespoon butter.
  • Brown the meatballs (working in batches) well on all sides for about 3 minutes; place in a bowl.
  • In the same skillet saute the onion and garlic until soft (about 6-8 minutes).
  • Return the meatballs back to the skillet.
  • Whisk in wine and tomato paste in a small bowl to blend well, then add to the skillet and bring to a boil.
  • Continue boiling until the wine thickens slighty, stirring with a wooden spoon constantly (about 8-10 minutes).
  • Add in broth, reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until the flavors blend and the gravy thickens, stirring frequently (about 40-45 minutes, the longer simmering time the more flavor it will have).
  • Season with salt and pepper, then transfer to a large serving bowl.
  • Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese if desired.
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