Castillon Meatballs in Wine Sauce

Recipe of the Month: Castillon Meatballs in Wine Sauce

Recipe of the MonthINGREDIENTS

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 2 large apples peeled and shredded
  • 2 eggs slightly beaten
  • 3 med. Onions diced (1 ½ cups)
  • 2 t. salt
  • ½ t pepper
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 1 ½ cups dry red wine
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 2 jars (6oz) tomato paste
  • 1 t. basil
  • ½ t. rosemary


  • Combine beef, apples, eggs, 1 c. onion, s & p in a large bowl.
  • Mix well and shape into 1-inch meatballs
  • Heat oil in large skillet and brown the meatballs (half at a time, remove as browned)
  • Add remaining onion to skillet- cook stirring until golden
  • Stir in wine, water, tomato paste, basil, and rosemary
  • Add meatballs – bring to a boil
  • Cover and simmer 5 minutes
  • Remove from heat and serve over noodles
  • Can also be frozen – to heat afterwards – cover and bake at 400 for 30 minutes – uncover and bake 15 more minutes, stir and then remove after 5 minutes to serve


I can’t remember where I first discovered this recipe, but I’ve been making it for over 30 years.

The flavor is very unique and everyone has loved them.

This year I made them ahead and froze to use for Christmas Eve dinner. When reheating, if I think they need a little more sauce I just add a cup of wine.

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