Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Beer Braised Meatballs

Beer-Braised Meatballs
Makes 20 Meatballs

1 pound ground beef
½ cup Italian bread crumbs
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 cloves garlic, minced
¼ teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon salt
1 bottle (12 ounces) light colored beer, such as lager
1 ½ cups tomato sauce
1 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons tomato paste
½ cup packed brown sugar

1.  Preheat oven to 400 F.  Line broiler pan with aluminum foil; spray rack with nonstick cooking spray.  Combine beef, bread crumbs, eggs, onion, cheese, garlic, salt and pepper in large bowl; shape mixture into 1-inch balls. 
2. Place meatballs on broiling rack.  Bake 10 minutes or until browned.  
3. Combine beer, tomato sauce, ketchup, tomato paste and sugar, in large pot; bring to a boil.  Add meatballs and reduce heat.  Cover and simmer 20 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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