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Cherry Wine Meatballs

Beef meatballs simmered in a sweet and savory beefy, cherry wine sauce.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time39 mins
Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: meatballs, sauce, skillet
Servings: 20 meatballs
Calories: 175kcal
Author: Erin
Cost: $9

Ingredients

Meatballs

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese shredded or grated
  • 2 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp sage
  • salt and pepper

Cherry Wine Sauce

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 15 oz canned dark sweet cherries drained
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp sage fresh or dried
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 2 tbsp corn starch
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix meatball ingredients until combined, form 2 inch balls and bake on a baking sheet for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a heavy skillet, saute garlic in olive oil until softened.
  • Add drained cherries, wine, balsamic vinegar and sage. Simmer on medium high heat until cherries break down and liquid becomes reduced and thickened.
  • Whisk corn starch into some beef broth to dissolve any lumps.
  • Pour beef broth (and cornstarch) into skillet and simmer for 10-15 minutes on a high simmer, whisking.
  • Salt and pepper sauce to taste.
  • Add meatballs to skillet, reduce to low simmer and cook for up to 5 minutes, tossing to coat the meatballs.
  • Serve with buttery mashed potatoes.

Nutrition

Serving: 4meatballs | Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 276mg | Potassium: 212mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 64IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1mg