Blue Cheese Meatballs with Spicy Red Sauce

1 pound ground chicken

1 tablespoon finely chopped onion

1 clove minced garlic

4 ounces blue cheese, crumbled

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup dry bread crumbs

1/4 teaspoon dried thyme

1/4 teaspoon chopped parsley

1/2 cup milk

1/4 cup dry red wine

 

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a bowl, mix all ingredients. Form into half-inch balls and place on a baking sheet and bake until browned, about 10 minutes. Makes about 40 meatballs. Serve with sauce.

 

Spicy Red Sauce

2 tablespoons butter

2 cloves minced garlic

¼ cup minced onions

½ cup hearty beer

¼ cup brown sugar

½ cup tomato purée

2 tablespoons cider vinegar

2 tablespoons vinegar based hot sauce

½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 tablespoon honey

½ teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon black pepper

Melt butter in a saucepan and sauté garlic and onions until translucent or about 10 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer over low for 30 minutes.

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