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Braised Meatballs in Red Wine Gravy

Braised Meatballs in Red Wine Gravy

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Sautéed meatballs simmer in a savory gravy with onions, mushrooms, red wine, and garlic. It is a combination that adds great flavor to the meatballs. Serve them with mashed potatoes for a delicious dish that is sure to become a weeknight favorite.

serves 6 people

Ingredients

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  • 1 1/2

    pounds ground beef

  • 2

    slices white bread or wheat bread, chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)

  • 1

    egg, beaten

  • 1

    medium onion, chopped (about 1/2 cup)

  • 2

    cloves garlic, minced

  • 1

    carton (18.3 ounces) Swanson® Beef Gravy

  • 3/4

    teaspoon salt

  • 1

    tablespoon olive oil

  • 1

    package (8 ounces) sliced mushrooms

  • 1/2

    cup red wine

  • 1/4

    teaspoon dried thyme, crushed

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How to Make It

Thoroughly mix the beef, bread, egg, 1 tablespoon onion, half the garlic, 1/4 cup gravy and the salt in a large bowl.  Shape the beef mixture firmly into 18 (2-inch) meatballs.
Heat the oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat.  Add the meatballs in batches and cook until well browned.  Remove the meatballs from the skillet.  Pour off any fat.
Add the remaining onion to the skillet and cook and stir for 2 minutes.  Add the mushrooms and remaining garlic and cook for 3 minutes or until the mushrooms are tender, stirring occasionally.
Stir the wine and thyme in the skillet and heat to a boil.  Let the mixture boil for 1 minute.  Return the meatballs to the skillet.  Stir in the remaining gravy and heat to a boil.  Reduce the heat to low.  Cook for 10 minutes or until the meatballs are cooked through.
Step 1

Thoroughly mix the beef, bread, egg, 1 tablespoon onion, half the garlic, 1/4 cup gravy and the salt in a large bowl.  Shape the beef mixture firmly into 18 (2-inch) meatballs.

Step 2

Heat the oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat.  Add the meatballs in batches and cook until well browned.  Remove the meatballs from the skillet.  Pour off any fat.

Step 3

Add the remaining onion to the skillet and cook and stir for 2 minutes.  Add the mushrooms and remaining garlic and cook for 3 minutes or until the mushrooms are tender, stirring occasionally.

Step 4

Stir the wine and thyme in the skillet and heat to a boil.  Let the mixture boil for 1 minute.  Return the meatballs to the skillet.  Stir in the remaining gravy and heat to a boil.  Reduce the heat to low.  Cook for 10 minutes or until the meatballs are cooked through.

Recipe Tips

  • Serving Suggestion: Serve the meatballs and gravy with hot mashed potatoes or polenta.
  • Flavor Variation: Stir in 1/4 cup heavy cream for more richness.
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(18.3 ounces) Swanson® Beef Gravy

(18.3 ounces) Swanson® Beef Gravy

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  • Reenan B.

    January 6, 2015

    nice recipe

    I like putting wines on my dishes

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