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christmas meatballs

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Recipe by
Beth Ellefson
Shelbyville, IN

I love these meatballs, perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas time.

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Ingredients For christmas meatballs

  • 2
  • 1
    envelope onion soup mix
  • 1/2 c
    seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/4 c
    chopped dried cranberries
  • 2 Tbsp
    minced fresh parsley
  • 1 1/2 lb
    lean ground beef
  • sauce:
  • 1 can
    (16 oz) whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 3/4 c
  • 1/2 c
    beef broth
  • 3 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp
    cider vinegar

How To Make christmas meatballs

  • 1
    In a bowl, combine eggs, soup mix, bread crumbs, cranberries, and parsley. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1 inch balls; place 12 to 14 balls on a microwave safe plate. Cover with waxed paper; microwave on high for 3-4 minutes or until no longer pink. Remove to paper towels to drain. Repeat with remaining meatballs.
  • 2
    In a 2-quart microwave safe dish, combine sauce ingredients. Cover and microwave on high 3-4 minutes or until heated through, rotating once. Gently stir in meatballs. Cover and cook on high for 1-2 minutes or until heated through.

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