Pat Duran Recipe

Grandma's Meatballs with Sauerkraut

By Pat Duran kitchenchatter


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Serves:
4-6 servings
Prep Time:
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Cooking Method:
Stove Top

Pat's Story

This is another one of my grandma's Hungarian recipes- I love sauerkraut. And many of her recipes have sauerkraut and rice and pork or beef - all similar but still different in taste. Again this has been tweaked for today's cooking. I hope you enjoy this recipe.
This is great served with sourdough or pumpernikel bread.

Photo by ifood.

Ingredients

MEATBALLS:
1 lb
lean ground beef
1 large
egg
1/2 c
raw rice
1 tsp
salt, pepper, and garlic or to taste
SAUCE:
2 Tbsp
vegetable oil (i used butter)
2 Tbsp
flour
1 Tbsp
hungarian paprika or to taste
32 oz
jar sauerkraut, rinsed and drained
1/2 c
diced onion
2 tsp
granulated sugar
1/2 c
chopped raw, cranberries

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Meatballs:
Mix together all ingredients and make into small walnut sized balls;pressing tightly together. Drop into boiling salted water.
Cook in the water for about 15 minutes. Remove and set aside.Reserve water.
2
Sauce:
In a small saucepan mix flour and butter and paprika and cook over medium heat until thickened. Stirring constantly.
Add a few meatballs at a time to this sauce, mixing well after each addition. Add about 1 or 2 cups of the reserved water, Stir well.
3
Combine sauerkraut, cranberries, onion and sugar.
Add to meatball mixture.
Cook over medium heat for about one hour, stirring occasionally.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Meat Appetizers, Pork
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Hungarian

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10 Comments

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Kay Pressel Kayitten
Feb 13, 2014
Thanks Pat. I'll give that a try.
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Pat Duran kitchenchatter
Feb 12, 2014
Yes Kay the cranberries can be omitted..I would add a bit of seasoned bread crumbs in thier place..maybe 3 or 4 Tablespoons
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Kay Pressel Kayitten
Feb 12, 2014
Pat, can this be made without the cranberries? My husband won't eat it with them in it.