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Meatballs In Beer Sauce

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  Vegetable oil spray 1
  Wholewheat slice 2 , cut into cubes
  Light beer 4 Ounce (1/2 cup)
  Lean ground beef 1 Pound
  Shredded part skim mozzarella cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Freshly ground black pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Chopped onion 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Acceptable margarine 1 Tablespoon
  Flour 1 Tablespoon
  Firmly packed brown sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Cider vinegar 2 Tablespoon
  Homemade beef broth 2 Tablespoon
  Light beer 8 Ounce (1 cup)

Preheat oven to 350° F.
Lightly spray a cookie sheet with vegetable oil.
Set aside bread cubes and 1/2 cup of beer in a glass bowl.
In another bowl, combine ground beef, cheese, pepper and beer-soaked bread.
Mix well and form into 32 cocktail-size meatballs.
Arrange in single layer on prepared cookie sheet and bake 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a small skillet over medium-high heat, saute onions in margarine until tender.
Add flour and cook 1 to 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
Stir in sugar, vinegar, beef broth and 1 cup of beer.
Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes.
When meatballs are done, drain them on paper towels to remove fat.
Add meatballs to sauce and simmer 20 minutes.

Recipe Summary

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Side Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1479 Calories from Fat 556

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 63 g96.3%

Saturated Fat 23.6 g118.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 302.3 mg100.8%

Sodium 1122.4 mg46.8%

Total Carbohydrates 86 g28.6%

Dietary Fiber 4.5 g18.1%

Sugars 37.1 g

Protein 118 g236.6%

Vitamin A 17.3% Vitamin C 11%

Calcium 67.3% Iron 67.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Meatballs In Beer Sauce Recipe