Beer Braised Meatballs 

 Originally Written: October 1, 2009

By  Hanna Trafford

100_0256jpgThis is a great recipe to use for an tasty appetizer at your next party. Or make them and serve for dinner over a bed of rice or pasta and enjoy!

Beer Braised Meatballs:

1 lb. ground beef

1/2 cup of Italian breadcrumbs

2 eggs, lightly beaten

1/3 cup of finely chopped onion

1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese

2 cloves of garlic, minced

1/4 teaspoon of salt

1/2 teaspoon of ground black pepper

1 bottle of light coloured beer, such as lager

1-1/2 cups of tomato sauce

1 cup of ketchup

2 tablespoons of tomato paste

1/2 cup of packed brown sugar

  • Preheat oven to 400F
  • Line broiler pan with aluminum foil and spray rack with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Combine beef, breadcrumbs, eggs, onion, cheese, garlic, salt and pepper in large bowl and shape mixture into 1-1-1/2 inch meatballs.
  • Place meatballs on broiling rack and bake for about 10 minnutes until browned.
  • Combine beer, tomato sauce, ketchup, tomato paste and sugar in large Dutch oven; bring to boil., Add meatballs and reduce heat.
  • Cover and simmer for 20-30 minutes, stirring occassionally.

Hope you enjoyed this recipe – please send in your comments, suggestions and experiences – your input is always welcomed!


Hanna Trafford

Hanna is the mother of two grown sons Dan and Dusan Nedelko, and is also the Grandmother to Jax, Cohen and Mila. She is the lead editor of Mama Knows and is hoping to create an exchange of communications with other grandmothers, mothers and daughters - giving everyone the opportunity to learn and share about everything that is "Mama"

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