I made up a meatball recipe tonight that turned out quite delicious and I want to share it as a good way of getting in iron even if you can’t use many traditional meatball recipes.

GF, dairy free, no egg, no tomato Cranberry Meatballs plated with Oven Roasted Potatoes

GF, dairy free, no egg, no tomato Cranberry Meatballs plated with Oven Roasted Potatoes

In a bowl mix:
2 lbs ground beef (or chicken or turkey)
1/2 C cooked rice
1/4 C water
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp black pepper

Mix this all up and bake at 400F for 20 minutes on a foil-lined baking pan.


In a pot mix:

1 can cranberry sauce
1 can-full of orange juice (or orange-pineapple juice with some lemon juice to reduce the sweetness)
1 tsp mustard
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder

Bring this to a boil, stirring frequently. You don’t want any clumps.

Meanwhile, in a small cup or bowl mix:
1 tsp cornstarch
3 tsp cold water

Add this to the sauce when the sauce comes to a boil. Bring it back to a boil, stirring frequently.

Add in the baked meatballs and simmer for 10-20 minutes. The longer it simmers, the thicker the sauce gets, and the more meatball flavor imparts into the sauce.

Goes great served with a savory side like oven roasted garlic potatoes or over plain rice.

Enjoy!

*I’ll be honest and say my measurements are pure guesses since I eyeball everything. Play around with seasoning to your taste. This recipe can handle a lot of adaptation.*

This recipe is part of the Hearth and Soul Blog Hop hosted by http://www.pennilessparenting.com/

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