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Updated: Jan 29, 2022


A Good Snack: Merlot 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


• 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


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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