Beer-Braised Meatballs and Spaghetti Recipe

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Beer-Braised Meatballs and Spaghetti Recipe


Beer and wine in spaghetti sauce? At one time I thought this was quite unusual, but over the last couple of years my line of thinking has changed. When I brought this Beer-Braised Meatballs and Spaghetti Recipe up to my son, his eyes lit up and he said, “go for it.“I thought it was amazing, how good the combination was. I thought the beer would overpower the spaghetti sauce, but it did not- it just resulted in a delicious combination of flavors. If you’re looking for something a little different for supper tonight, give this Beer-Braised Meatballs and Spaghetti Recipe a try. You and your family will love it. Enjoy

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Beer-Braised Meatballs and Spaghetti Recipe
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4
  • Meatballs
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • ½ cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • ⅓ cup onions, finely chopped
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • Sauce
  • 12 ounces light-colored beer, such as lager
  • 1½ cups tomato sauce
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • ½ cup brown sugar, packed
  1. Preheat oven to 400*.
  2. Line broiler pan with foil and spray rack with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Combine all meatball ingredients together in a large bowl and shape into 1 inch meatballs.
  4. Place meatballs on broiling rack and bake for 10 minutes or until browned.
  5. Combine all sauce ingredients together in a large Dutch oven and bring to a boil.
  6. Add meatballs and reduce heat.
  7. Cover and simmer 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  8. Serve over hot Spaghetti


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  1. Those look scrumptious! These look like something that will make me a non-vegetarian again! Ha! ^^

  2. YUM! Anything cooked in beer is a winner with me!

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