Back in October I was sent a gift basket that included a bottle of Merlot, along with cheese, crackers and an apple slicer. At the time I was tending to Finnley and put the bottle under the cupboard for a later date. To be honest, I forgot about it until I ventured into the kitchen to make these wonderful creamed mushrooms.
I guess I was in the mood for something creamy and warm. I ended up on Pinterest scrolling though some easy recipes because I was out of some of the ingredients to make the Creamed Mushrooms.
It was a bummer until I found this recipe for Merlot Meatballs by The Midnight Baker. They sounded easy enough; plus, I had the Merlot.
The recipe below has been adapted from the original. I modified it to fit our families taste buds and to use what I had on hand.
Delicious sums up the end result of this dish. Pre-made meatballs are easy but I think homemade meatballs taste better. Here is an easy recipe for Homemade Meatballs that I use quite often with a variety of meatball dishes or this recipe for Turkey Meatballs would work well too.
As with some recipes, they tend to taste a little bit better the next day. The sauce on the meatballs got a bit thicker and the flavors really shined through. I enjoyed the meatballs but the sauce was the star of this dish. I highly recommend that you have some fresh bread (gluten free bread found here) on hand.
Recipe: Merlot Meatballs
Adapted from The Midnight Baker
Loaf of Italian Bread, optional