Christmas Meatballs

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  • 2 eggs
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup chopped dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef


  • 1 (16 ounce) can whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar


  1. In bowl, combine eggs, soup mix, bread crumbs, cranberries and parsley.
  2. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well.
  3. Shape into 1-inch balls.
  4. Place 12 to 14 balls on microwave safe plate, cover with wax paper: microwave on HIGH for 3-4 minutes.
  5. Remove to paper towels to drain.
  6. Repeat with remaining meatballs.
  7. In a 2-quart microwave dish, combine sauce ingredients.
  8. Cover and microwave on HIGH for 3-4 minutes or until heated through, rotating once.
  9. Gently stir in meatballs.
  10. Cover and cook on HIGH for 1-2 minutes or until heated through.

Yield: about 3 dozen

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