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Cranberry Kraut Meatballs

 Cranberry Kraut Meatballs
The combination of cranberries and sauerkraut give these meatballs a different flavor. I'm always asked for the recipe whenever I bring this dish to a potluck.
6 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours


  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 2-1/2 pounds ground turkey or beef
    With Johnsonville Italian Sausage.

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  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sauerkraut, rinsed and drained
  • 1-1/3 cups water
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) chili sauce
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • Hot mashed potatoes


  • In a large bowl, combine the soup mix and bread crumbs; crumble beef
  • over mixture and mix well. Shape into 18 meatballs. Place in an
  • ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.
  • In a large saucepan, combine the cranberry sauce, sauerkraut, water,
  • chili sauce and brown sugar. Bring to a boil. Pour over meatballs.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1-1/2 hours or until meat is no
  • longer pink. Serve with mashed potatoes. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3 each) equals 727 calories, 24 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 125 mg cholesterol, 1,888 mg sodium, 87 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 41 g protein.