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There’s something about cranberries that are just so festive during the holiday season. We love these Cranberry Glazed Meatballs because they’re a delicious high protein recipe for weight loss that allows you to indulge in all the flavors of the holiday season. Sweet, savory, and packed with protein – what more could one ask for?

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Not only is this a delicious macro-friendly recipe, it also packs a punch of health benefits. Cranberries are a great source of antioxidants, fiber, and B vitamins to keep you feeling your best during the holiday season. We love foods that taste good and are good for you.

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Cranberry Glazed Meatballs Recipe Tips:

+ This cranberry sauce is also delicious over pork chops and grilled chicken. You can make an extra batch and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

+ Can’t find fresh cranberries? You can also use frozen. You may just want to throw some flour or cornstarch in the mix to thicken up the sauce as needed.

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These Cranberry Glazed Meatballs are a delicious high protein recipe for weight loss to enjoy all the flavors of the holiday season

Ingredients
 

Yield: 18 meatballs
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Cranberry Sauce

  • 16 oz fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup cane sugar

Meatballs

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2/3 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb ground pork

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, breadcrumbs, and milk.
  • Once combined, add the beef and pork. Use your hand to gently fold everything together until just combined. Don’t overmix the meat mixture.
  • Spoon about ¼ cup mixture and form each meatball. Place onto the baking sheet and bake for about 15-25 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
  • While the meatballs are baking, pour the cranberry sauce ingredients into a skillet over medium high heat. Cook for about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until the cranberries have cooked down and the sauce has thickened.
  • Pour the cooked meatballs into the sauce and toss.
  • Serve alongside your favorite sides and enjoy!
Calories: 177kcal, Carbohydrates: 14g, Protein: 11g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 0.2g, Cholesterol: 53mg, Sodium: 264mg, Potassium: 199mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 49IU, Vitamin C: 4mg, Calcium: 24mg, Iron: 1mg
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cranberry glazed meatballs recipe