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Turkey cranberry meatballs - help!!!

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millygirl Dec 4, 2007 01:38 PM

I seem to have misplaced my recipe from last year. Darn, I hate when that happens. Does anyone have something similar to share?? Many thanks folks

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    millygirl Dec 5, 2007 04:47 AM

    Nobody out there?? I'm desparate. Can't remember if the cranberries were in the meat itself, or added to the sauce. Didn't anyone else eat this stuff?

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      jules127 Dec 5, 2007 05:06 AM

      I eat this stuff! This is what I do...

      http://www.recipezaar.com/143877

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      kodothedrum Dec 5, 2007 01:36 PM

      For a fast sweet and sour (Jewish-style) meatball sauce ... put a can of whole cranberry sauce into a pot, along with a jar of prepared cocktail sauce (shrimp cocktail red type sauce) on low heat and drop your raw "meatball" dough in as it bubbles away. Add juice of a 1/2 lemon, if you'd like a tad brighter flavor. It always gets raves.

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        millygirl Dec 6, 2007 06:21 AM

        Thanks for the help folks....I found my recipe!!!

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          tdiprincess Dec 6, 2007 09:22 AM

          The turkey meatballs with cranberry sauce sound delish.. i'd never thought about trying this... I've only ever had my homemade italian meatballs....
          I'll try the turkey ones..

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        violabratsche Dec 6, 2007 10:45 AM

        millygirl, can you post it, please?

        AnnieG

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          millygirl Dec 6, 2007 01:07 PM

          Here you go Annie, enjoy!!

          Meatballs
          1 egg, beaten
          1 lb. ground turkey
          1/2 cup breadcrumbs, fresh if available
          1/2 tsp. dried thyme
          1/4 tsp. each salt and pepper

          Sauce
          1 cup cranberry sauce
          1/4 cup orange juice
          1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
          2 tbsp. brown sugar
          2 tsp. dijon mustard

          Combine all meatball ingredients and shape in to 1 inch balls. I used a melon baller for this. Arrange in a single layer in shallow baking dish and bake at 350 for 25 minutes or until no longer pink inside.

          Meanwhile in saucepan combine cranberry sauce, juice, vinegar, sugar and mustard. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally for 10 to 15 minutes or until thickened. Add meatballs and simmer for 5 minutes to coat well. Makes about 32 pieces.
          Freezes really well too!

          You could also use chicken instead of turkey.

          Everyone raved about these last year.

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            katecm Dec 6, 2007 01:32 PM

            Has anyone done this with beef? I was going to do wine-braised meatballs tonight, but I love this autumnal variation...but really don't want to go to the store. I have frozen cranberries, so think I can improve the sauce okay. But cranberry and beef? Anyone have any experience with this?

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              millygirl Dec 6, 2007 01:51 PM

              Actually the recipe was clipped from a newspaper years ago and it does say you could substitute beef also. I think that turkey or chicken pairs best with cranberries but if you prefer beef I'm sure it would be just fine. Go for it!!! Let us know how it goes.

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                violabratsche Dec 6, 2007 04:48 PM

                Many thanks!!

                AnnieG

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