Saturday, December 21, 2013

Holiday Recipes - Part Seven

Today it’s your faithful narrator Terry’s turn. I am just beginning to bust my chops in the kitchen so I don’t have any traditional or signature dishes yet. However I always loved the meatballs my family would serve around the holidays and aim to serve some of my own this Christmas. This recipe is actually a conglomerate of different Taste of Home magazine recipes and I am sure that in the process (struggle) of making it there may end up being a few "innovations."


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MERRY MEATBALLS

INGREDIENTS

Meatballs:
2 eggs
1 envelope onion soup mix
½ cup seasoned bread crumbs
¼ cup chopped dried cranberries
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
1 ½ pounds lean ground beef

Sauce: 
1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
¾ cup ketchup
½ cup beef broth 
3 tablespoons brown sugar
3 tablespoons finely chopped onion
2 teaspoons cider vinegar

DIRECTIONS

1. Combine eggs, soup mix, beef, cranberries, and parsley in a bowl. 
2. Crumble bread crumbs over mixture and mix well. 
3. Shape into 1-in. balls.
4. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown meatballs; drain.
5. Place in a 2 ½ qt baking dish. 
6. Combine the sauce ingredients. Pour over meatballs. 
7. Bake uncovered at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until meatballs are no longer pink. 


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For more seasonal recipes check out one of our holiday cookbooks. The library has a great selection of holiday recipe books that can be found in the nonfiction section both on the main floor and children’s floor. We have a large variety of seasonal reading so also be sure to browse our holiday displays. Happy holidays!

Posted by Terry Pierson, Library Clerk