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 Beef. It's What's For Dinner. recipe is certified by the American Heart Association®.

  • 50
    min
  • 12
    SERVINGS
  • 130
    Cal
  • 9 g
    Protein

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound Ground Beef (96% lean)
  • 1 cup grated fresh zucchini
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 small onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 red bell peppers, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 green bell peppers, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
Cranberry Barbecue Sauce
  • 1 can (16 ounces) whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 3 tablespoons barbecue sauce

Cooking:

  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. Place skewers on shallow-rimmed baking sheet.

    Cook's Tip: Cover shallow-rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil for easy clean-up.
  2. Bake in 400°F oven 22 to 25 minutes or until instant-read thermometer inserted into center of meatball registers 160°F.

    Tip Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.

  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.

134 CALORIES

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0.9g SAT FAT

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9.2g PROTEIN

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1.3 mg IRON

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2.1 mg ZINC

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* Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
** Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet

Nutrition information per serving: 134 Calories; 18.9 Calories from fat; 2.1g Total Fat (0.9 g Saturated Fat; 0.04 g Trans Fat; 0.2 g Polyunsaturated Fat; 0.8 g Monounsaturated Fat;) 40.5 mg Cholesterol; 167 mg Sodium; 20 g Total Carbohydrate; 1.4 g Dietary Fiber; 9.2 g Protein; 1.3 mg Iron; 226 mg Potassium; 2 mg Niacin; 0.2 mg Vitamin B6; 0.7 mcg Vitamin B12; 2.1 mg Zinc; 7.8 mcg Selenium; 41.8 mg Choline.

This recipe is a good source of Protein, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Zinc, and Selenium.

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