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Christmas Meatballs

The easiest meatball recipe you will ever make

Sometimes you want comfort food without the fuss. These meatballs can be made in less than 15 minutes!


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


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.