Dripping Meatballs

For a party, keep these unusual meatballs warm in a slow cooker turned to the lowest setting.

Yield:

Serves 12

Recipe from


Ingredients

1 pound ground beef
1 cup herb-flavored dry bread crumbs
1 cup whole-berry cranberry sauce, divided
1 egg, beaten
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
2 tablespoons oil
1 cup beef broth
1/2 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

Preparation

Combine ground beef, bread crumbs, 1/2 cup cranberry sauce, egg and seasonings. Mix well; shape into one-inch balls. Cook in hot oil until browned, about 10 minutes; drain. Combine broth and reamining cranberry sauce in saucepan; heat until gently boiling. Stir together juice and flour in a bowl until gently boiling. Stir together juice and flour in a bowl until smooth; add to mixture in saucepan, stirring until thickened. Reduce heat; add meatballs and simmer 15 to 20 minutes. Makes about 3 dozen.

Note:

Gooseberry Patch Halloween

October 2011