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MERLOT MEATBALL APPETIZERS

Updated: Jan 29, 2022


MERLOT MEATBALL APPETIZERS

A Good Snack: Merlot Meatballs


Ingredients

Meatballs:

• 1 lb ground beef

• 1 lb Italian sausage meat • 1 cup Parmesan cheese grated • 1 cup red bell pepper finely diced • 1 clove garlic minced • 1 tbsp basil chopped • 1 tbsp parsley chopped, plus more for garnish • 2 eggs large


Merlot Glaze:

• 1 cup merlot • 1 cup balsamic vinegar


Instructions:


• Preheat oven to 400° • Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper • In a large bowl, combine all ingredients • Roll the mixture into 1 inch balls (try using a melon baller to keep the sizes uniform), placing them on the prepared baking sheets. • Bake 20 minutes, turning halfway through Merlot Glaze • While meatballs are in the oven, whisk wine and balsamic vinegar together in a wide pan. • Bring to a boil, and continue to boil, whisking occasionally, until reduced by half • Remove from heat and allow to cool somewhat. • The mixture should be slightly syrupy. • Gently toss cooked meatballs in the glaze until thoroughly coated garnish with more parsley and serve with toothpicks


Notes:

You will notice there is no salt in this recipe. The Italian sausage and the Parmesan cheese contain enough saltiness, that no added salt is required. Nutrition Serving: 1meatball | Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 180mg | Potassium: 116mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 215IU | Vitamin C: 6.8mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 0.7mg

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