Mini Merry Meatballs

This is the perfect recipe for a holiday appetizer or a tailgating snack.

  • 38
    min
  • 24
    SERVINGS
  • 70
    Cal
  • 4 g
    Protein

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

Cooking:

  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.

66 CALORIES

0 % *

1g SAT FAT

0 % DV **

4g PROTEIN

0 % DV

0.6 mg IRON

0 % DV

0.9 mg ZINC

0 % DV

* Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
** Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet

Nutrition information per serving, per meatball: 66 Calories; 2 Calories from fat; 2g Total Fat (1 g Saturated Fat; 1 g Monounsaturated Fat;) 19 mg Cholesterol; 108 mg Sodium; 8 g Total Carbohydrate; 0.7 g Dietary Fiber; 4 g Protein; 0.6 mg Iron; 1.1 mg Niacin; 0.1 mg Vitamin B6; 0.3 mcg Vitamin B12; 0.9 mg Zinc; 4.6 mcg Selenium; 7.2 mg Choline.

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