My Favourite Beef Recipes
Sometime in September, I made these chicken balls with cheese and I really loved them. Yesterday, I wanted to make the same meatballs but I only had ground beef so I said, why not? Instead of adding white wine, I added red wine and smoked paprika. It tasted extra special. We had it with some steamed Basmati rice.
I wish you a wonderful week and happy cooking!!!
The meatballs tasted awesome.
We had them with steamed Basmati rice.
Meatballs with Cheese and Red Wine
Preparation Time: 30 minutes; Cooking Time:45 minutes; Makes: 25-35 meatballs depending on size.
- 500g (1Ib) ground beef (minced Meat)
- 1 cup freshly made breadcrumbs (chop 2 slices of bread in a chopper)
- 100g cheese diced into ½ inch cubes (I used Gouda with Jalapeño)
- ½ tablespoon olive oil
- ¼ cup diced red bell pepper
- 2-3 cloves garlic
- a handful, coriander leaves
- 2 tablespoons cashew nuts or any other soft nuts
- Salt and pepper to taste (for 500g (1Ib) meat)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 medium red onion chopped
- 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
- ½ cup crushed tomatoes
- ½ cup good quality red wine
- 1 x 400ml can coconut milk
- 1 x 540ml (19fl oz) can white (cannellini) beans, drained
- a handful coriander leaves (cilantro), shredded
- To Make Paste: Combine all ingredients for paste in a small chopper and chop until smooth.
- Combine the ground beef, fresh breadcrumbs and paste in bowl. Mix thoroughly, with a spoon or fork until combined. Form into 25-35 chicken balls placing the diced cheese in the middle. (I made 33 small meatballs)
- Heat a non-stick skillet on the stove top and brush with oil. Brown the meatballs on all sides. Set aside. (please note meatballs are partially cooked at this stage)
- To make sauce: heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions and sauté until soft. Add the paprika and cook for about a minute. Add the crushed tomatoes, coconut milk and wine and simmer uncovered for about 5 minutes.
- Add the meatballs to the sauce and simmer for 15 minutes. Then add the white beans, bring back to the boil and simmer for a further 5 minutes. Check seasoning, add the coriander leaves (cilantro) and serve on a bed of rice or with pasta.
I also love chicken meatballs from time to time but these look the best ever! I need to make this lovely recipe this week! They look very inviting & fantastic even! waw! xxx
Happy cooking! Please let me know how it goes. Have a great weekend
I love all kinds of meatballs! I did not know there was a gouda cheese with jalapeno – I like that a lot!
Oh yes it tastes really nice with a kick of chilli. Have a great week!
Oh this look delish!! Just the perfect amount of savory and cheesy! – Kat
Tasted very nice because of the red wine. Enjoy the week!
This looks delicious. Perfect for this cooler weather.
Thanks. I hope you’re enjoying the weekend!
Oh my goodness Liz, yum!!
Hey Dana, Enjoy the weekend!
I love the looks of this–perfect for a winter’s day! And I did make the buttermilk corn bread from your recipe–it’s a definite keeper!
Thank you, Kerry. I am glad you loved it. Have a lovely day!
Liz, this looks like the kind of winter meal that would be both a comfort and joy to make. I’ve made something similar but I’ve not used red wine in the recipe, I don’t suppose some oxo or beef flavoring would substitute? Red wine gives me migraines so I’m very nervous about even cooking with it. What do you think? It looks sooooo good! How is your week going so far?
On the contrary white wine does give me headache once in a while but I still use it in cooking. And anyway once you cook the wine the alcohol evaporates so it probably won’t give you a headache. The oxo would add some flavour of course but it won’t be the same without the wine. I think I’m addicted “to wine in food” omg I have to shake it off…we have a lovely weather today, up to 8C and tomorrow and Friday will even be better, double digits. I am enjoying good weather while it lasts and playing some loud music as I work. Sometimes I can actually write and edit with loud music in the background. Especially when the subject in question is rather bland and boring. Have a lovely week and thanks so much for always being here. You’re phenomenal!!!!
This looks like the perfect comfort food for these cold days! Unique for me and I always appreciate a new idea!
Thank you Julie.
That sounds very good. I’ll share this with my Canadian niece, she’s always looking for different recipes.
Thank you so much for sharing. That’s what blogging is all about!!!!
She’s already written back to say she’ll be making them. I’m taking the recipe to Italy with me. (I rent apartments when I’m there.)
Oh good luck with the recipe. I hope she’ll like it. Please tell her the red wine is the core of the recipe. It must not be omitted. I wish you all the best in Italy. I am sure the food is fabulous there!
Liz, this looks wonderful! I just pinned this for later consumption! 🙂
Thank you my dear. I saw your pin!!!! Enjoy the rest of the week!
Thanks, you too!!