Sauerbraten Meatballs

"Have your Octoberfest in Septemberfest, or Wheneverfest. Who needs an excuse to eat these?"
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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Mix together beef, 1/3 cup gingersnaps, onion, water, salt, and pepper in a mixing bowl.
  • Shape mixture into 24 meatballs.
  • Place on rack on baking pan and bake, uncovered, for 20-25 minutes, or until cooked through.
  • Cook noodles and drain.
  • Mix sauce ingredients except raisins in a medium saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and comes to a boil.
  • Stir in raisins and meatballs; heat through.
  • Serve over cooked noodles.

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  1. I made these for my Oktoberfest last year and everyone raved about them. They are on my permanent menu!!
  2. Wonderful! I made these for Shabbat dinner with noodles and a salad b4. I didn't add the raisins because I knew my family wouldn't like it. it didn't seem sweet enough tho, I guess because the rasins add sweet, so I added some brown sugar and it worked well. I made the meat balls the night b4 and put them into the sauce right from the fridge. I also doubled the sauce and glad I did as everyone loved it on their noodles. This would be great with rice too. My German DH loved it and said all that was missing was his German potato salad, next time...thanks for posting this tasty, easy recipe.
  3. Great recipe! I used ground pork instead of ground beef and it was delicious. Thanks, Sue!
  4. This was family really liked these and it was a great change from the recipe that I normally use. Thank you for posting it. ZWT4
  5. My family really loved these great-tasting and tender meatballs. We did think they were a little sweet, so I may add some salt to counter that next time. YUMMY!


  1. Great recipe! I used ground pork instead of ground beef and it was delicious. Thanks, Sue!
  2. Outstanding, Sue! Even those eating wheat-free and gluten-free can enjoy this. I used gluten-free gingersnaps from Kinnikinnick and served mashed potatoes in place of noodles. The only thing I'll do differently next time is line the pan with foil to save on clean-up. Next time ground beef is on sale, I'm going to stock my freezer with these little babies! :)


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