Baby Bella Mushroom Meatballs in Merlot Sauce Recipe

Hola Amigos! Do you have a dish you pretty much have to make every week to keep your family happy? Well we do here, usually Tuesdays or Wednesdays is Meatball Day! If you think about it, that is 52 different kind of meatballs I have to make in a year so I have to stay on the look out for new recipes and try new concoctions of my own.
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, 



  1. I really like the flavor combinations in this dish. Good idea. Thanks for sharing.

    Have a wonderful day,

  2. Look at all the pretty pictures! We have meatballs only a handful of times each year, but my husband LOVES each and every time. :)

  3. OH my, my dear that looks so amazing!

    I so will have to give a try when I can have carbs again :).

  4. Yum! I sometimes make spaghetti and meatballs but our favourite is sweet n sour meatballs. I haven't made them in a while but my boys are all going to be home in early June so I will likely be making them then. Thank you, Lizzy, for sharing at my HOME and have a lovely weekend.


  5. This is a meatball beef stroganoff... I love the seasoning fantastic.

  6. You seriously have the most amazing recipes on your site! Love this! Actually, anything involving red wine I am apt to love :-) It would be great if you could share this at what i am eating http://www.townsend-house.com/2013/05/what-i-am-eating_17.html

  7. Anything with the word Merlot in it gets my mouth watering! YUM!!!! Thanks for sharing with Foodie Friends Friday! Zannie @ mymixingspoon

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  9. I bet that sauce is to die for! Thanks for sharing at Sweet & Savory Saturdays #15.

    ~Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!