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Red Wine Meatballs

1 lb ground beef
12 cup breadcrumbs
14 cup chopped onion
1 teaspoon cornstarch
18 teaspoon allspice
1 egg
34 cup cream (18%) or 34 cup evaporated milk
34 teaspoon salt and pepper
2 tablespoons salad oil
3 tablespoons flour
1 can beef bouillon or 1 can consomme
2 12 cups water
1 cup red table wine


Combine ground beef, bread crumbs, onion, cornstarch and allspice, tossing lightly with a fork until blended. Beat egg slightly, add cream and salt and blend. Add to meat mixture and mix lightly. Shape into 1 1/2" balls. Heat oil in skillet, add meat balls and brown on all sides. Remove meatballs and reserve. Add flour to drippings in skillet and blend. Add consumme, water, pepper and wine. Cook, stirring constantly until thickened and smooth. Add salt to taste. Add meatballs, cover skillet and simmer 20 minutes.

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