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Sweet and Sour Meatballs

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Ingredients

1 envelope regular onion soup mix
1/2 cup water
2 eggs
2 pounds ground beef
1 can (16 ounces) sauerkraut, drained and snipped
1 can (8 ounces) whole cranberry sauce
3/4 cup chili sauce
3/4 cup water
1 cup finely crushed cracker crumbs
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
Hot cooked rice

Instructions

In mixing bowl combine dry soup mix and the 1/2 cup water, beat in eggs with fork. Add ground beef; mix well. Shape mixture into 40 meatballs. Combine sauerkraut, cranberry sauce, chili sauce, 3/4 cup water and brown sugar. Pour half the mixture into bottom of 13x9x2-inch baking dish. Set remaining mixture aside. In a 10-inch skillet, quickly brown meatballs about 1/3 at a time. Remove meatballs, draining excess fat and arrange on top of sauerkraut in baking dish. Pour remaining sauerkraut mixture over meatballs. Cover with foil and bake in 325 degree oven for 20 minutes. Uncover and bake 15 to 20 minutes longer. Serve over hot cooked rice.

Katherine Griesel
Bettendorf



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