Cranberry-Glazed Appetizer Meatballs

Cranberries balance the spicy flavor of chili sauce in a fabulous holiday appetizer.

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  • prep time 40 min
  • total time 1 hr 10 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 30
 

Ingredients

Meatballs

1 1/2
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1/2
cup finely chopped onion (about 1 medium)
1/2
cup Progresso™ plain bread crumbs
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper
2
eggs, slightly beaten

Sauce

1
bottle (12 oz) chili sauce (1 1/2 cups)
1/2
can (16-oz size) jellied cranberry sauce (1 cup)

Garnish, if desired

60
fresh cranberries, if desired

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, stir meatball ingredients until well mixed. Shape into 1-inch balls; place in ungreased 15x10x1-inch pan.
  • 2 Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until meatballs are thoroughly cooked and no longer pink in center.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in 3-quart saucepan, stir sauce ingredients until well blended. Heat to boiling over medium heat. Reduce heat to low; simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 4 Add meatballs to sauce; stir to coat. Cook over medium heat about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly heated. Thread cranberries on toothpicks; stick toothpicks in meatballs to serve.
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, stir meatball ingredients until well mixed. Shape into 1-inch balls; place in ungreased 15x10x1-inch pan.
  • 2 Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until meatballs are thoroughly cooked and no longer pink in center.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in 3-quart saucepan, stir sauce ingredients until well blended. Heat to boiling over medium heat. Reduce heat to low; simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 4 Add meatballs to sauce; stir to coat. Cook over medium heat about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly heated. Thread cranberries on toothpicks; stick toothpicks in meatballs to serve.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Prepare and bake the meatballs up to 24 hours before your party. Cover and refrigerate them. Just before serving, prepare the sauce and heat the meatballs in it.

Keep the meatballs warm by serving them in a chafing dish or fondue pot. Provide small forks or cocktail toothpicks for easy eating.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
80
(
Calories from Fat
25),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
3%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
30mg
30%;
Sodium
250mg
250%;
Total Carbohydrate
8g
8%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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