Total Recipe Time: 38 minutes

Makes 24 Servings


This is the perfect recipe for a holiday appetizer. Everyone loves a bite sized snack before the main event! And with a homemade cranberry barbecue sauce, it's got all the right flavors for the season.  


 

Ingredients:

    • 1/2 pound ground beef Brisket
    • 1/4 pound ground beef Ribeye Steak Boneless
    • 1/4 pound Ground Beef (80% lean)
    • 1 cup seasoned stuffing mix
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 3 tablespoons water
    • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
    Cranberry Barbecue Sauce:
    • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
    • 1/2 cup chopped white onion
    • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
    • 2-1/2 cups fresh cranberries
    • 1/2 cup orange juice
    • 1/2 cup water
    • 1/3 cup ketchup
    • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
    • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
    • 2 tablespoons molasses
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
    • Salt


Instructions:

 

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Combine Brisket, Ribeye, Ground Beef, stuffing mix, egg, water, garlic, salt and pepper in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly.  Shape into twenty-four 1-1/2-inch meatballs. Place on rack in broiler pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Bake in 400°F oven 13 to 15 minutes until 160°F. 

    Cook's Tip: Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Ground Beef. Ground Beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of Ground Beef doneness.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare Cranberry Barbecue Sauce. Heat oil in medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onions and garlic; cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until tender, but not brown. Add remaining ingredients, stirring to combine. Bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes or until cranberries burst and mixture has reduced to thick consistency, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; cool slightly. Transfer mixture to blender container. Cover, allowing steam to escape. Process until smooth. Season with salt, as desired.

  3. Serve meatballs with barbecue sauce.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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