I had a bottle of wine taking space in my pantry and decided to put it to good use! Why not a no fail combination...mushrooms and wine! it doesn't get any better than that for my taste buds.
Here is the recipe.
Baby Bella Mushroom Meatballs in Merlot Sauce
For the Meatballs
1 pound Ground Beef
1 egg, beaten
Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder to taste
1 Tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
1/3 Cup Merlot Wine
1 TBSP oil
Heat Oven at 350.
Combine all these ingredients and make make your meatballs. Heat up the oil in a saucepan and brown them evenly on all sides. Set Aside.
Deglaze your saucepan with some extra wine.
For the Sauce.
1 TBSP Butter
1 small onion chopped
1 pd Baby Bella Mushrooms chopped
1 TSPS Hot Sauce
1 cup Merlot or any other red wine you have
1/4 Cup Mascarpone Cheese
Half Pint Heavy Whipping Cream
Pinch of Salt and Pepper
In the previously deglazed pan, melt the butter. Once melted add onions, mushrooms, saute for 3-4 minutes until mushrooms reduce in size and onion gets getting transparent. Add Hot sauce, and wine. Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Add Mascarpone Cheese Whipping Cream, Salt and Pepper. Add the Meatballs you had set aside, mix and put in the oven save dish, covered for 30-35 minutes until meatballs are cooked.
Serve over your favorite pasta.
I really don't know what I enjoy the most about these meatballs, the wine in them, the wine in the sauce or let's face it, the wine!, lol
Will love to hear about your favorite Meatball recipes, so leave me a link if you are a blogger or let me know in your comments how you spice up your traditional Meatball of the Week...I still have 32 more weeks to go!
Remember everything tastes better with a Pinch of Love...and also,
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