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Super Bowl Meatballs

February 7, 2016

super bowl meatballs

A couple days ago I went to a Super Bowl 101 class taught by two classmates who are now ex NFL players. One was even on the roster of the Minnesota Vikings for a season! Go Vikings! I was inspired to make an appetizer for the Super Bowl this year and decided on this delicious meatball recipe! This is a great appetizer to make for a party or potluck. Hope you enjoy!

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The ingredient list is fairly short and simple: lean ground beef, eggs, bread crumbs, minced onion, jellied cranberry sauce, chili sauce, brown sugar and lemon juice.

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In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, eggs, water, bread crumbs, and minced onion. Roll into small meatballs and place on baking sheet. I used an ice cream scooper so these are above-average sized meatballs. I also sprayed the baking sheet with a little bit of olive oil so that they won’t stick to the sheet.

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Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes. I baked for 30 minutes since my meatballs are big. You should also turn the meatballs once but I skipped that step. Once these are done, you can eat them as is (which is delicious), but I wanted to add sauce.

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In a large sauce pan, blend together the cranberry sauce, chili sauce, brown sugar, and lemon juice. Then in a slow cooker, add the meatballs and sauce, and simmer for 1 hour.

super bowl meatballs

Ingredients:
(Makes 20 meatballs)

2 lb lean ground beef
2 eggs
4 tablespoons water
1 cup bread crumbs
1/3 cup minced onion
16 ounce jellied cranberry sauce
1.5 cup chili sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Instructions:

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, eggs, water, bread crumbs, and minced onion.
  3. Spray baking sheet with olive oil (optional).
  4. Roll mixture into small meatballs and place on baking sheet.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes (depends on size of meatballs), turning once.
  6. To make the sauce, in a large sauce pan blend together the cranberry sauce, chili sauce, brown sugar, and lemon juice.
  7. In a slow cooker, add the meatballs and the sauce, and simmer for 1 hour.

Original recipe from AllRecipes.