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Cranberry Cocktail Meatballs

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  • icons/brand/silverware copy Created with Sketch. Yield: 12
  • A cocktail meatball made with cranberry sauce, pureed tomatoes and SugarTwin.

Ingredients

  • 2 slice crusts removed bread
  • 1 lb ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 tsp finely chopped garlic clove
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cup jellied cranberry sauce
  • 1 cup tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup grape juice
  • 3 Stevia Sachets
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Submerse the bread in bowl of water for 20 seconds to soften; carefully squeeze out all the moisture without destroying the pieces, and place in large mixing bowl.
  3. Add the meat, onions, garlic, eggs, salt and pepper, and mix with a fork to mix well.
  4. Form this mixture into one inch meatballs and place half an inch apart on a baking sheet.
  5. Bake the meatballs for 10 minutes, turning after the first 10 minutes, and bake 10 minutes longer until firm and no longer pink in the middle.
  6. Set aside a large saucepan and combine the cranberry sauce, tomato puree, tomato paste, grape juice, Sugar Twin®, garlic powder, allspice and cloves.

  7. Bring the mixture to a rolling boil, then reduce heat and simmer, mixing around the cranberry sauce.
  8. Cook until the sauce thickens slightly, about 10 to 12 minutes.
  9. Finally combine the meatballs and cook for 5 minutes longer.
  10. Refrigerate or serve hot.