Meatballs in Red Wine Sauce

meatballs in red wine sauce

Meatballs in Red Wine Sauce

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The meatballs are tender and juicy, and the sauce is rich with a nice balance between sweet and savory.
Servings: 6
Calories: 923

Ingredients
 

  • 1/4 pint milk
  • 5 1/2 oz white breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 9 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 oz sliced oyster mushrooms
  • 1 oz wholemeal whole-wheat flour
  • 7 floz beef stock
  • 1/4 pint red wine
  • 4 to matoes skinned and chopped
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree paste
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh basil
  • 12 shallots chopped
  • 1 lb minced ground steak
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 lb dried egg tagliarini
  • salt and pepper
  • fresh basil sprigs to garnish

Instructions

  • Pour the milk into a bowl and soak the breadcrumbs in the milk for 30 minutes.
  • Heat half of the butter and 4 tbsp of the oil in a pan. Fry the mushrooms for 4 minutes, then stir in the flour and cook for 2 minutes. Add the stock and wine and simmer for 15 minutes. Add the tomatoes, tomato puree (paste), sugar and basil. Season and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Mix the shallots, steak and paprika with the breadcrumbs and season to taste. Shape the mixture into 14 meatballs.
  • Heat 4 tbsp of the remaining oil and the remaining butter in a large frying pan (skillet). Fry the meatballs, turning frequently, until brown all over. Transfer to a deep casserole, pour over the red wine and the mushroom sauce, cover and bake in a preheated oven, at 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4, for 30 minutes.
  • Bring a pan of salted water to the boil. Add the pasta and the remaining oil and cook for 8 - 10 minutes or until tender. Drain and transfer to a serving dish. Remove the casserole from the oven and cool for 3 minutes. Pour the meatballs and sauce on to the pasta, garnish and serve.
Calories: 923 kcal
Carbohydrates: 92 g
Protein: 32 g
Fat: 47g
Saturated Fat: 13 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 130 mg
Sodium: 373 mg
Potassium: 1083 mg
Fiber: 7 g
Sugar: 12 g
Vitamin A: 944 IU
Vitamin C: 18 mg
Calcium: 144 mg
Iron: 5 mg
Cuisine Italian
Ingredients Beef
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