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Appetizer Meatballs in Red Wine Sauce

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Appetizer Meatballs in Red Wine Sauce
This recipe for appetizer meatballs is made with a tangy red wine sauce.


  • 1 pound lean ground beef (chuck or round)
  • 1/2 cup fine dry bread crumbs, plain
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 3/4 teaspoon cornstarch
  • dash ground allspice
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup chili sauce
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • .
  • Sauce:
  • 2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 beef bouillon cubes or equivalent base or granules
  • 3/4 cup dry red wine
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


Combine all meatball ingredients. Mix well and shape into 1-inch meatballs. Place in a large shallow baking dish; bake at 400° for 10 to 15 minutes.

In a saucepan whisk the cornstarch and water. Add the bouillon cubes or base, red wine, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and 1/8 teaspoon of pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat until thickened.

Combine meatballs and sauce in a chafing dish or slow cooker and keep warm while serving.
Makes about 36 appetizer meatballs.

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 4 out of 5
Great appetizer!, Member shokien

This is a great appetizer idea and you will likely have all of the ingredients on hand already. I made this recipe to bring to a casual party with people of all ages and even the kids liked them. Easy to follow and easy to prepare. It just takes some time to roll out all of the meatballs. I would deffinitely make it again!

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