Baked Meatballs { In Guinness Sauce}

Baked Meatballs seasoned on the inside and tossed in a delicious Guinness stout sauce on the outside, makes the perfect appetizer or entree all year long.

Meatballs make the best appetizers/finger food which is why you will also love these parmesan chicken meatballs, cheesy skillet meatballs, and Philly cheese steak meatballs.  Perfect for serving at any occasion.

Baked meatballs in a black skillet placed in Guinness sauce on white background garnished with diced green onions sitting on a grey and white stripped linen napkin served with toothpicks and a gold fork and spoon, by The Food Cafe.

Baked Meatballs { In Guinness Sauce }

Baked Meatballs

Lets face it, when it comes to entertaining meatballs are always a huge hit!  This baked meatball recipe in Guinness sauce is no only going to be perfect for the Holidays, but also all year long.

These meatballs are baked in the oven and then finished off in the skillet in a deliciously rich and flavorful Guinness stout.  Serve them as an appetizer or pour them over some buttery mashed potatoes, either way baked meatballs are always a party favorite.

Baked meatballs in a black cast iron skillet mixed with Guinness sauce. A gold spoon with white handle is scooping up one of the baked meatballs, by The Food Cafe.

I use this meatball recipe all the time and just tweak the ingredients a bit depending on what type of meat and liquid I want to use and then just pop them in the oven.

How do you keep meatballs moist?

  • By using fattier meats such as beef or pork meatballs will be moist.
  • Adding in moisture such as milk or for these baked meatballs I added Guinness stout.
  • Don’t over manipulate mixing or forming the meatballs.
  • Baking will help retain the moisture more than frying.

How do you make baked meatballs?

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees and spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.  In a large bowl add beef, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, pepper, diced onion, seasoned stuffing mix(ground into fine crumbs), Guinness beer, and an egg, mix and form into balls and bake 15- 20 minutes. Baked meatballs on a silver baking sheet lined with white parchment paper on a white background by The Food Cafe.
  2. While meatballs are baking, add Guinness, BBQ sauce hone molasses, dry mustard, diced onion, and garlic salt to a large skillet. Bring to a boil and let simmer 10 minutes. A large black cast iron skillet with diced onion, bbq sauce, dry mustard, molasses, honey, and garlic salt in it. Along with pouring Guinness beer into the skillet to make sauce for baked meatballs, by The Food Cafe.
  3. Bring sauce back to a boil. Mix cornstarch with 1 tablespoon of sauce and pour into sauce, stirring until thickened.  Add meatballs, mix and serve. Guinness stout sauce in a black cast iron skillet on a white background with a gold spoon used to mix, by The Food Cafe

Can you bake frozen meatballs?

Yes.  If you want to make these baked meatballs ahead of time you can, and freeze them in an airtight container.

Then when you are ready to bake them place them on a lined baking sheet and bake for about 25 minutes.  They will take slightly longer to bake than if they were thawed or made fresh.

baked meatballs in a black cast iron skillet mixed with a rich Guinness sauce. A gold spoon is holding one of the baked meatballs to be served, by The Food Cafe.

What should I eat with meatballs?

You can add these baked meatballs to so many different things.

  • Spaghetti
  • Meatball sandwich
  • Soup
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Pasta/pasta sauce
  • Meatball sliders
  • Pizza

Baked meatballs on a bed of creamy mashed potatoes, served on a black plate sitting on a white background topped with diced chives, by The Food Cafe.

Making baked meatballs is a very easy way to spice up so many different recipe ideas and they can be made ahead of time and frozen for later use.

Mixing with a rich and delicious Guinness sauce is a simple way to serve them for a great party appetizer.

My family loves these baked meatballs in Guinness sauce over creamy mashed potatoes, but really they will go with so many things you get to decide what your family will love.

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Baked Meatballs {in Guinness sauce}

Servings: 20 meatballs
Baked Meatballs seasoned on the inside and tossed in a delicious Guinness stout sauce on the outside, makes the perfect appetizer or entree all year long.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
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Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • ½ cup Guinness Stout
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup stuffing mix processed in food processor ( I used Pepperidge Farms seasoned stuffing mix)

Guinness Sauce:

  • 2-11.2 oz Guinness stout
  • ½ cup BBQ sauce
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1-1/2 tbsp molasses
  • 2 tsp dry mustard
  • ½ onion chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 4 tsp cornstarch mixed with 1 tbsp sauce

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees and spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. In a large bowl add beef, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, pepper, diced onion, seasoned stuffing mix (ground into fine crumbs), Guinness beer, and an egg, mix and form into balls and bake 15- 20 minutes.
  • While meatballs are baking, pour Guinness, BBQ sauce hone molasses, dry mustard, diced onion, and garlic salt to a large skillet. Bring to a boil and let simmer 10 minutes.
  • Bring sauce back to a boil. Mix cornstarch with 1 tablespoon of sauce and pour into sauce, stirring until thickened. Add meatballs, mix and serve.
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked Meatballs
Author: Shannon

Nutrition

Calories: 83kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 22mg, Sodium: 271mg, Potassium: 127mg, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 0.6%, Vitamin C: 0.5%, Calcium: 1.2%, Iron: 4.8%

 

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