Saucy Meatball Recipe with Beer Sauce

meatball recipe with beer sauce
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  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 20m
  • Cook Time : 25m
  • Ready In : 45m

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Believe it or not, this delicious meatball recipe gets some of its great flavor from beer!

Use a bottle of your favorite beer, along with some cheddar cheese and a few other ingredients and you have meatballs with a savory sauce everyone will love.


  • 2 slices white bread, crumbled
  • 12 ounces canned beer
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup shredded old cheddar cheese (or swiss cheese)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 dash pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon beef flavoured bouillon granules
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • hot cooked noodles


Step 1

Soak the crumbled bread in a 1/2 cup of beer. Add the ground beef, cheese, salt and pepper, mixing well. Shape into 1 1/2 inch balls.

Step 2

Cook the meat balls in the butter in a large skillet over medium heat until browned. Drain the meat balls on paper towels, pour off the pan drippings, reserving 1 tablespoon in the skillet. Add the onion and sauté until tender, add the meatballs, beer, sugar, vinegar and bouillon. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

Step 3

Combine the cornstarch and water, mixing well. Stir the cornstarch mixture into the skillet. Bring to a boil, cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.

Step 4

Serve over noodles.

Did You Know?…

Vinegar is a common ingredient in this kind of recipe to not only give the recipe a nice tartness but it also adds tenderness to the meat.

The brown sugar adds a slightly sweet note.

The recipe is perfect served over cooked noodles but you can certainly serve it with mashed potatoes too.

A great easy dinner recipe for any night of the week, it’s also perfect for game day or on a holiday or Super Bowl party buffet.


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