Cranberry Ginger-Garlic Party Meatballs

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READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 45-50
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Prepare the ground beef with your favorite meatball recipe.
  • Shape into about 1-inch balls (or as desired).
  • Place on a baking sheet and brown to about HALF cooked, just enough to release the fat (maintain oven heat to 350 degrees).
  • In a saucepan combine reserved pineapple juice, butter, brown sugar, minced fresh garlic, cornstarch, cider vinegar, soy sauce and ginger (start with 1 teaspoon ginger powder) Russian Dressing and cranberry sauce; bring to a boil, simmer and cook until the mixture is thickened and bubbly (about 10-15 minutes) stirring occasionally.
  • Grease a casserole dish (large enough to hold the mixture).
  • Place the semi-cooked meatballs in the dish with the sauce, pineapple chunks and chopped bell peppers; stir gently with a wooden spoon to coat the meatballs.
  • Cover and bake for about 30 minutes or until meatballs are cooked completely.
  • *NOTE* if you find that the sauce is too sweet, then add in another tablesooon cider vinegar and simmer on top of the stove for anoth couple of minutes or so.
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