Portuguese Meatballs in a Garlicky Wine Sauce #SundaySupper
Author: www.familyfoodie.com
Prep time: 25 mins
Cook time: 45 mins
Total time: 1 hour 10 mins
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • ½ pound ground sweet sausage
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1½ tablespoons chopped Italian parsley
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 small garlic clove, peeled and minced
  • Kosher or sea salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil for cooking
  • 2 small portuguese chorizo (or hard chorizo, not mexican style) diced small
  • 1 cup Vinho Verde or white wine of your choice
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Additional chopped parsley and lemon slices for garnish
  1. Combine beef and sausage in a large bowl.
  2. Add the eggs, parsley, paprika, 1 minced garlic clove, and salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Using your hands, blend ingredients together and add the bread crumbs into meat mixture.
  4. Shape into 2½ to 3-inch balls.
  5. Heat olive oil in a large sauté pan.
  6. When oil is very hot but not smoking, add meatballs in batches.
  7. When the bottom half of the meatball is very brown and slightly crisp, turn and cook the other half half.
  8. Add the chorizo and wine and simmer for about 10 minutes on medium heat.
  9. Squeeze the lemon juice over the meatballs.
  10. Simmer for 15 minutes. Serve alone or over Portuguese Rice.
Recipe by Family Foodie at http://familyfoodie.com/portuguese-meatballs-garlicky-wine-sauce-sundaysupper/