Holiday Mini Beef Meatball Skewers with Cranberry Barbecue Sauce

Holiday Mini Beef Meatball Skewers with Cranberry Barbecue Sauce
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Holiday Mini Beef Meatball Skewers with Cranberry Barbecue Sauce

These ground beef and zucchini mini meatballs are perfect for any holiday party. What could make them better? A cranberry barbecue sauce.

This Heart-Check Certified recipe is brought to you by National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff.

Nutrition Facts

Holiday Mini Beef Meatball Skewers with Cranberry Barbecue Sauce

CaloriesCalories

134 Per Serving

ProteinProtein

9g Per Serving

FiberFiber

1g Per Serving
×
Calories 134
Total Fat 2.1 g
Saturated Fat 0.9 g
Trans Fat 0.04 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.8 g
Cholesterol 41 mg
Sodium 167 mg
Total Carbohydrate 20 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Sugars 15 g
Protein 9 g

Dietary Exchanges
1 carbohydrate, 1/2 vegetable, 1 lean meat

Ingredients

Servings  12   Serving Size   1 skewer with 2 meatballs

Meatball Ingredients

  • 1 pound Ground Beef (96% lean)
  • 1 cup fresh, grated zucchini
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 small yellow onion (cut into 1-inch pieces)
  • 2 red bell peppers (trimmed, cut into 1-inch pieces)
  • 2 (trimmed, cut into 1-inch pieces)

Cranberry Barbecue Sauce Ingredients

  • 1 can (16 ounces) whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 3 tablespoons barbecue sauce

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Combine ground beef, zucchini, egg, salt and pepper in medium bowl, mixing lightly, but thoroughly. Shape into 24 meatballs. Alternately thread meatballs, red peppers, green peppers and onions onto each of twelve 6-inch skewers.
  2. Bake in 400°F oven 22 to 25 minutes or until instant-read thermometer inserted into center of meatball registers 160°F.
  3. Meanwhile, combine cranberry sauce and barbecue sauce in medium saucepan; simmer 5 minutes or until flavors are blended. Drizzle sauce over skewers or serve as dipping sauce, if desired.

This Heart-Check Certified recipe is brought to you by National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff.

These ground beef and zucchini mini meatballs are perfect for any holiday party. What could make them better? A cranberry barbecue sauce.

This Heart-Check Certified recipe is brought to you by National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff.

Nutrition Facts

Holiday Mini Beef Meatball Skewers with Cranberry Barbecue Sauce

CaloriesCalories

134 Per Serving

ProteinProtein

9g Per Serving

FiberFiber

1g Per Serving
×
Calories 134
Total Fat 2.1 g
Saturated Fat 0.9 g
Trans Fat 0.04 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.8 g
Cholesterol 41 mg
Sodium 167 mg
Total Carbohydrate 20 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Sugars 15 g
Protein 9 g

Dietary Exchanges
1 carbohydrate, 1/2 vegetable, 1 lean meat

Ingredients

Servings  12   Serving Size   1 skewer with 2 meatballs

Meatball Ingredients

  • 1 pound Ground Beef (96% lean)
  • 1 cup fresh, grated zucchini
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 small yellow onion (cut into 1-inch pieces)
  • 2 red bell peppers (trimmed, cut into 1-inch pieces)
  • 2 (trimmed, cut into 1-inch pieces)

Cranberry Barbecue Sauce Ingredients

  • 1 can (16 ounces) whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 3 tablespoons barbecue sauce

Directions

Tip: Click on step to mark as complete.

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Combine ground beef, zucchini, egg, salt and pepper in medium bowl, mixing lightly, but thoroughly. Shape into 24 meatballs. Alternately thread meatballs, red peppers, green peppers and onions onto each of twelve 6-inch skewers.
  2. Bake in 400°F oven 22 to 25 minutes or until instant-read thermometer inserted into center of meatball registers 160°F.
  3. Meanwhile, combine cranberry sauce and barbecue sauce in medium saucepan; simmer 5 minutes or until flavors are blended. Drizzle sauce over skewers or serve as dipping sauce, if desired.

This Heart-Check Certified recipe is brought to you by National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff.