Meatballs with Rioja Sauce

Yields: 4 Servings Difficulty: Medium Prep Time: 20 Mins Cook Time: 45 Mins Total Time: 1 Hr 5 Mins

An absolutely scrumptious meatball dish, perfect for any occasion.  This dish is best served with crusty bread or your favourite pasta and of course a large glass of Rioja!


0/19 Ingredients
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    For the meatballs
  • For the sauce
  • To serve


0/5 Instructions
  • Preheat the oven to 220°C/200°C Fan/425°F/Gas 7.
  • To make the meatballs, place all the ingredients into a large bowl and mix with your hands. Divide the mixture into about 20 balls.
  • Place the meatballs into a large roasting tin and toss in the olive oil. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes and then pour the Rioja over the meatballs making sure to turn the meatballs so that they are fully coated in the wine.
  • Place back in the oven for a further 10 minutes and the add the tomatoes and sugar. Return to the oven for 25 minutes until the sauce has thickened. Season to taste.
  • Serve with bread or pasta, manchego, parsley and of course a large glass of Rioja - delicious - enjoy!


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