Stuffed Meatballs in Guinness Gravy: A Flavorful Irish Delight

Get ready to savor the rich and hearty flavors of Ireland with this recipe for Stuffed Meatballs in Guinness Gravy. These succulent meatballs are filled with a surprise, nestled in a flavorful Guinness-infused gravy that’s sure to warm your heart and satisfy your taste buds. Perfect for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day or any day you’re craving comfort food with a twist.


For the Meatballs:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 4 ounces mozzarella cheese, cut into small cubes

For the Guinness Gravy:

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup Guinness beer
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish (optional)


1. Prepare the Meatballs:

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, ground pork, breadcrumbs, and milk. Mix until well combined.
  • Add the chopped onion, minced garlic, fresh parsley, egg, salt, and black pepper to the bowl. Mix thoroughly.
  • Take a small portion of the meat mixture, flatten it in your hand, and place a cube of mozzarella cheese in the center.
  • Shape the meat around the cheese to form a meatball. Repeat until all meatballs are stuffed.

2. Cook the Meatballs:

  • In a large skillet, heat some oil over medium-high heat.
  • Add the stuffed meatballs and cook until browned on all sides and cooked through, about 10-12 minutes.
  • Remove the meatballs from the skillet and set them aside.

3. Prepare the Guinness Gravy:

  • In the same skillet, melt unsalted butter over medium heat.
  • Add the chopped onion and minced garlic. Sauté until they become translucent, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Stir in the all-purpose flour and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes until it forms a roux.

4. Simmer with Guinness:

  • Pour in the Guinness beer and stir, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the skillet.
  • Add the beef broth and Worcestershire sauce. Continue to stir and simmer until the gravy thickens, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Season the gravy with salt and black pepper to taste.

5. Return the Meatballs:

  • Return the cooked meatballs to the skillet, coating them with the Guinness gravy.
  • Simmer for an additional 5-7 minutes to ensure the meatballs are heated through.

6. Garnish and Serve:

  • Garnish the dish with freshly chopped parsley if desired.

7. Enjoy:

  • Serve your Stuffed Meatballs in Guinness Gravy hot and enjoy the flavors of Ireland.

Stuffed Meatballs in Guinness Gravy are a delicious combination of traditional meatballs and Irish flavors. The gooey mozzarella cheese surprise inside each meatball, combined with the rich Guinness-infused gravy, makes this dish a memorable and satisfying meal. This recipe is a winner whether you’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day or just looking for a hearty dinner.