Cranberry Meatballs recipe

Ingredients:

MEATBALLS
1 cup of dry herbed bread crumbs.
1 lb of ground beef.
½ cup of cranberry-orange relish.
1 medium egg.
1 ½ teaspoons of salt.
½ teaspoon of pepper.
1 teaspoon of basil.
½ teaspoon of thyme.
2 tablespoons of oil.

SAUCE
½ cup of cranberry-orange relish.
1 cup of beef broth.
½ cup of orange juice.
1 tablespoon of flour.

Directions:

MEATBALLS
Combine the breadcrumbs, beef, relish, egg, salt, pepper, basil and thyme.

Form the mixture into 1-inch balls.

Cook in hot oil until browned (about 10 minutes).

SAUCE
In a saucepan, combine the relish and beef broth. Heat until it gently boils.

In a bowl, combine the orange juice and flour, mixing thoroughly to remove all lumps.

Add to the orange juice/flour mixture to the cranberry/broth mixture, stirring until it thickens.

Reduce heat, add the meatballs to sauce and simmer for about 18 minutes.

Serve in chafing dish over low heat.

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Conversions
1 cupabout 237ml (236.59 mililitres based on 236.59 mililitres in a US cup)
1 lbabout 454g (453.59 grams based on 453.59 grams in a pound)
cupabout 118ml (118.295 mililitres based on 236.59 mililitres in a US cup)

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Published: December 24, 2008