Meatballs with Sweet Plum Sauce

Italian and Asian combined... how very Marco Polo of me

Italian and Asian combined… how very Marco Polo of me

These are a perfect addition to any sports event party, or any party, or as a personal snack.

Nothing says these cannot be a main course as well.

Veal Meatballs with Sweet Plum Sauce

for meatballs

  • 1 lb ground veal
  • 1 cup onion finely diced
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 1/8 cup red wine
  • Salt/pepper
  • Bread crumbs

for sauce

  • 2 tbsp plum jelly
  • 1 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup finely diced onion
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tbsp butter

Mix meatball ingredients together and add enough bread crumbs to make a rough mass. Form into golf ball-sized meatballs and place on a greased baking tray. Bake at 365 degrees until cooked through turning once. Mix all sauce ingredients together except onion. In a large saute pan heat butter. Saute onion over medium until softened. Add sauce and bring to a simmer. Cook until sauce begins to thicken, about five minutes. Add meatballs and toss to coat. Continue to cook until sauce is thick. Serve hot.

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About Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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6 Responses to Meatballs with Sweet Plum Sauce

  1. pilcherje says:

    Yum! I’ll take two orders! I’ll be at that lovely bar. 😉

  2. sallybr says:

    Sticky, gooey and delicious! My kind of “personal snack” 😉

  3. I love sweet and savory! These meatballs sound amazing.

  4. Oh, these do look good – love the look of that sauce.

  5. Be still my heart… Be still. This looks absolutely incredible. You have outdone yourself this time my friend

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