With a family of healthcare providers, holidays are rarely celebrated on the actual holiday date. So, this year my extended family is getting together for the Huskers v.s. Hawkeye football game/Thanksgiving celebration. What do you do – full-blown Thanksgiving dinner? Football Fare? How about both? This recipe is one that automatically comes to mind. It is a delicious twist to the traditional turkey and cranberries.
Saucy Cranberry Turkey Meatballs
Serves: 12 (2-3 meatballs each)
All you need:
1 lb. ground Smart Chicken or Turkey
½ cup seasoned breadcrumbs
1 (8 oz) can whole cranberry sauce
1 (8 0z) can tomato sauce
2 T. horseradish
1 T. Worcestershire sauce
1 T. lemon juice
All you do:
- Mix ground chicken, breadcrumbs and egg in a bowl. Shape into 1 ½ inch balls. Note: An ice cream scoop is a great way to get nice, round and evenly sized meatballs.
Ground Turkey or Chicken
2. Cook meatballs in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat about 10 minutes, turning occasionally to brown. Note: sometimes the become misshapen when cooked in a skillet. Baking them in the oven on 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes will help retain the nice round shape!
Cooked turkey meatballs sans sauce
3. Stir remaining ingredients into skillet with meatballs. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to low. Simmer uncovered about 10 minutes; stirring occasionally. Note, this last step can be done in a slow cooker. Cook for at least 1 hour on low, then turn to warm to serve.
Nutrition Facts: per serving 100 calories, 2 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 160 mg sodium,11 g carbohydrate, 0.5 g fiber, 9 g protein