Recipe for Greek Style Meatballs in Wine Sauce

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Greek cooks don’t always fry their meatballs in olive oil. They often bake them, instead. This recipe uses a standard keftedes recipe with the addition of a special wine sauce that boosts the flavor and prevents the meatballs from drying out while in the oven.

Greek Style Meatballs in Wine Sauce (Keftedes Tou Fournou Krasata) Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 recipe keftedes
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 cups dry red wine
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried Greek oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

How to Prepare Greek Meatballs in Wine:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray an 8 x 8 baking dish with cooking spray or brush with Greek olive oil.

Prepare the meatballs according to the recipe listed in the ingredients. Roll into meatballs about 1 1/2 to 2 inches in diameter and place in the baking dish.

Whisk together the tomato sauce, red wine, garlic, oregano, pepper, and salt into a medium bowl. Pour the sauce over the meatballs.

Place the dish in the center of the oven. Bake for thirty minutes, or until the meatballs are cooked all the way through.

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