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Easy Braised Meatballs in Red Wine Gravy

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“Not many ingredients in the recipe but lots of flavor! Use your own favorite meatball recipe, I use my own Kittencal's Italian Melt-In-Your-Mouth Meatballs to make this. This is the kind of recipe that you can simmer for a longer or a shorter time, I have to say that the longer you simmer the more flavor it will have. Serve the meatballs with grated Parmesan cheese and crusty bread.”
1hr 5mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Shape the ground beef into small meatballs using you favorite meatball recipe.
  2. 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.
  3. Dust the meatballs generously in flour then shake off any excess flour.
  4. Heat oil in a skillet with about 3 tablespoon butter.
  5. Brown the meatballs (working in batches) well on all sides for about 3 minutes; place in a bowl.
  6. In the same skillet saute the onion and garlic until soft (about 6-8 minutes).
  7. Return the meatballs back to the skillet.
  8. Whisk in wine and tomato paste in a small bowl to blend well, then add to the skillet and bring to a boil.
  9. Continue boiling until the wine thickens slighty, stirring with a wooden spoon constantly (about 8-10 minutes).
  10. 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).
  11. Season with salt and pepper, then transfer to a large serving bowl.
  12. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese if desired.

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