If you want to make this recipe as a meatloaf instead of meatballs you simply turn the meat loaf over when finished baking and then it is a Cranberry-Crowned Meatloaf, beautiful, delicious and super easy. Remember you will have a longer baking time for a meat loaf.
1 pound ground beef (I used seven percent fat)
1 small onion, finely chopped
1/2 medium green pepper, finely chopped
1 egg, beaten
2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. dried parsley flakes
1/4 tsp. dried thyme
1/8 tsp. dried oregano
1 1/2 cups bread crumbs
1/3 cup milk
This is for the bottom of baking dish:
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 can whole-berry cranberry sauce
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine ground meat, onion, pepper, egg and seasonings. Add bread crumbs and milk, and mix well.
Sprinkle brown sugar on the bottom of a glass baking dish. Spread whole-berry cranberry sauce over brown sugar.
Form meat into the size ball you prefer for an hors d'oeuvre. Place balls on the cranberry sauce. Bake for around 40-50 minutes. Makes 24 meatballs.
This recipe comes from Hobby Farms.