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Christmas Meatballs

The easiest meatball recipe you will ever make
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Sometimes you want comfort food without the fuss. These meatballs can be made in less than 15 minutes!

Ingredients

For the meatballs:

  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 packet onion soup mix
  • 1/2 Cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/4 Cup chopped dried cranberries
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh parsley, minced
  • 1 -1/2 pounds lean ground beef

For the sauce:

  • 1 can whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 3/4 Cups ketchup
  • 1/2 Cup beef broth
  • 3 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 2 Teaspoons cider vinegar

Directions

For the meatballs:

In a large microwave-proof bowl, combine the eggs, onion soup mix, seasoned breadcrumbs, dried cranberries, fresh parsley and ground beef and a pinch of salt. Mix thoroughly.

Form the mixture into small balls.

In batches of 6, cover and microwave for 2-3 minutes.

For the sauce:

In a large microwave-proof bowl, combine the cranberry sauce, ketchup, beef broth, brown sugar, onion, cider vinegar.

Cover and microwave 3-4 minutes, stirring halfway.

Add the balls to the sauce and microwave for another 1-2 minutes.
 

Nutritional Facts
Servings8
Calories Per Serving358
Total Fat10g16%
Sugar36gN/A
Saturated4g19%
Cholesterol102mg34%
Protein21g41%
Carbs47g16%
Vitamin A35µg4%
Vitamin B122µg34%
Vitamin B60.4mg21.6%
Vitamin C4mg7%
Vitamin D0.3µg0.1%
Vitamin E1mg6%
Vitamin K19µg23%
Calcium49mg5%
Fiber2g7%
Folate (food)18µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)27µg7%
Folic acid6µgN/A
Iron3mg16%
Magnesium32mg8%
Monounsaturated4gN/A
Niacin (B3)5mg27%
Phosphorus219mg31%
Polyunsaturated0.8gN/A
Potassium464mg13%
Riboflavin (B2)0.3mg17.3%
Sodium769mg32%
Sugars, added3gN/A
Thiamin (B1)0.1mg9.3%
Trans0.5gN/A
Zinc5mg30%