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Easy Cranberry Meatballs Recipe

Easy Cranberry Meatballs Recipe

This is a versatile recipe to be used either as a main dish or as an appetizer. You simply adjust the size of the meatballs. I like to serve it during the holidays as an appetizer. It works well to curb appetites while your guests await the main meal. -Frances Venator, Ottumwa, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 10 min. YIELD:20 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground turkey or beef
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  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup crushed saltines (about 15 crackers)
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard

Directions

  • 1. In a bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Shape into 1-in. meatballs. Place meatballs on a greased rack in a shallow baking pan. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°; drain.
  • 2. Meanwhile, combine the cranberry sauce, soup and mustard in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; add the meatballs. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Yield: 5 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3 each) equals 158 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 51 mg cholesterol, 401 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 10 g protein.