Saturday, December 10, 2011

Baked Meatballs (non dairy)

I have always loved meatballs. I remember my mom boiling them when I was a little girl and the smell making its way through the entire house. I was absolutely thrilled with these baked meatballs.

First the meat mixture:

2 pounds ground turkey
1 cup crushed Corn Flakes
2 eggs
2 tablespoons onion flakes
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Mix this all together and then form the balls. Place the balls in a casserole dish.

While you're making the meatballs, you can begin the sauce. In a pan combine:

1 can jellied cranberry sauce
1 jar chili sauce (the jar I found was 12 ounces)
1/3 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons lemon juice

Let this simmer and cook until the cranberry sauce melts. Once the sauce is ready spoon the sauce over the meatballs.

Bake about one hour at 350 degrees. As you can see, they came out a little dark on the top. I love them this way. If you prefer your meatballs to not be quite so cooked on the top, cover your casserole dish with foil the last 20 minutes of baking.

I served them over white rice. They were wonderful.

The next day I made a meatball sandwich on egg bread and loved it also.

Audrey :)


Tanna said...

Sounds good!! blessings ~ tanna

Liz Mays said...

That sauce really looks flavorful and yummy!

Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies said...

My family had a similar recipe, but with grape jelly (yup, grape jelly!) instead of cranberry sauce. They called it Swedish meatballs & made them in the slowcooker. They were fabulous! The smell really is wonderful. :)

Bonnie said...

Mmmm, I love me some meatballs!
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Simply Being Mommy said...

Super yummy, thanks for sharing.

Amanda said...

This is making me quite hungry!!!

Unknown said...

That looks REALLY good! I love the addition of cranberry sauce to them. This is a keeper!

Natalie said...

These look really good...would you gasp if i said I've never made meatballs? Yes sad I know!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Those look amazing! Yum! I love meatballs :-)

Lisa said...

Wow those look so yummy. I love comfort food and those would fit the bill!

Erica said...

YES! I always bake my meatballs too! So unnecessary to pan fry them. Yours look fabulous

Susan Cook said...

I bake mine too - that's how my husband did it - so I do now too. But my mother plops them in the sauce raw and then cooks them in the sauce!

That sauce looks very different. :)

Betty Manousos said...

they really look delicious!

that sauce looks like to die for!

E said...

that sauce looks amazing!