If you have ever bought bagged meatballs you will know that they are expensive. I was interested in eating this for dinner, not in making this for a party. So I did homemade meatballs. I think I ended up with.... probably about 15 meatballs. What this means is that the sauce to meatball ratio was MUCH higher. But we loved the sauce so much. My kids ate no meatballs - just sauce over brown rice.
The nutritional information I have included with this recipe is based on the 66 servings you can get from the bag of meatballs that you buy. This is assuming you are taking this to a party. I made my meatballs homemade style and I have included my recipe for basic meatballs as well.
The recipe and picture are courtesy of Taste of Home and can be found at this site here: http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/Cranberry-Sauerkraut--Meatballs?pmcode=IMADV01T&_mid=2325232&_rid=2325232.558202.228586
CRANBERRY SAUERKRAUT MEATBALLS
From Taste of Home
· 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
· 1 can (14 ounces) sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
· 1 bottle (12 ounces) chili sauce
· 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
· 1 package (32 ounces) frozen fully cooked homestyle meatballs, thawed
In a 4-qt. slow cooker, combine the cranberry sauce, sauerkraut, chili sauce and brown sugar. Stir in meatballs. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until heated through. Yield: 5-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts1 meatball with about 1 tablespoon sauce equals 53 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 142 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1/2 starch.
HOMEMADE MEATBALL RECIPE
From Shayla's Kitchen
1 lb. hamburger (or pork, chicken or turkey)
1/2 cup oats
1 egg, slightly beaten
3/4 tsp salt
Few grains pepper
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/3 cup milk
Mix together all ingredient and roll into balls. Preheat a skillet over medium high heat and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Place meatballs in skillet and brown on all sides. Drain meatballs on a paper towel. Place browned meatballs in sauce in slow cooker and cook on low for 4 hours.