Cranberry Sauerkraut Meatballs
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours
Makesabout 5 dozen
My daughter and I liked it, my husband said it tasted too bar be cuey. Oh well, at least they didn't know about the sauerkraut! LOL! WIll save to make for a larger crowd.
I make a recipe very similar to this. I start with the cranberry sauce and chili sauce, and then add a jar of hot pepper cranberry jelly to add a spicy zing to it. I also add about half a jar of apple jelly. I’ve never thought of adding sauerkraut, but I bet it’s good too. And I don’t need the brown sugar because of the sweetness of the jelly.
For all who don't like the stringy of the sauerkraut, I put everything but the meatballs in a bowl or kettle and give it a whirl with my immersion blender to make it smooth. Can also be put in a regular blender or food processor. No more strings !!!
Delicious!! I also double everything except the sauerkraut as other reviewers have said. Great potluck dinner dish. Even people who say they do not like sauerkraut, like this dish. Joyce Moynihan, Volunteer Field Editor.
As another reviewer suggested, you can double the meatballs and sauce but keep the SK the same, and you'll be happy. I did so. And, it should go without saying that you don't need to thaw the frozen meatballs for a dish which is cooking for hours! Iv'e made twice, and there was ZERO difference between frozen and thawed meatballs (same brand). I did, however, think it was much better with more meatballs ratio.
Best meatball recipe. I get requests to make these all the time
I usually double everything in this recipe except the sauerkraut (I use only 14 oz) and these meatballs have become a family favorite. So easy to make.
Good and so easy.
These have an amazing taste! So easy and fast to prepare the crockpot........great for getting it in the crockpot before work. I use this as a dinner meat not just an appetizer.
Very tasty. If you don't like sauerkraut, don't let it deter you from trying these, you'll forget sauerkraut is even in there.