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Cranberry Meatballs

 Cranberry Meatballs
Meet the Cook: Since we raise hogs, pork's plentiful at our place. If my husband's able to identify cranberries in a dish, however, he won't eat it. So, the first time I made these meatballs, I was thrilled when he raved about them. Our children - 5 and 2 - also consider them a favorite. And I've had many people request the recipe. But I really knew I had a "winner" when my grandmother asked me fo
12 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • MEATBALLS:
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup cornflake crumbs
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 2 tablespoons dried minced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pounds ground pork
  • SAUCE:
  • 1 can (14 ounces) jellied cranberry sauce
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine meatball ingredients. Shape into 72
  • meatballs (1 in. each).
  • Place meatballs on a greased rack in a shallow baking pan. Bake at
  • 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°.
  • Remove from the oven; drain on paper towels.
  • In a large saucepan, combine sauce ingredients. Cook, stirring
  • frequently, until the cranberry sauce is melted. Add the meatballs

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Cranberry Meatballs (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • and heat through. Yield: 12 main-dish or 24 appetizer servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (6 each) equals 297 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 86 mg cholesterol, 681 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 16 g protein.