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Meatballs with Orange Cranberry Glaze

Meatballs with Orange Cranberry GlazeServe these tasty meatballs with a zesty orange cranberry dipping sauce for your next special occasion.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 pounds ground pork or ground chicken
1 cup dry bread crumbs
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup green onions, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Salt and ground black pepper to taste
3 tablespoons canola oil
1 (16-ounce) can whole cranberry sauce
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 tablespoon orange zest
25 wooden skewers

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine ground pork or chicken, bread crumbs, mayonnaise, green onions, garlic, parsley, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Mix well. Form mixture into 1-inch balls.
  2. Heat canola oil in large frying pan, over medium heat. Cook chicken balls until lightly browned and cooked through, and juices run clear. Set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, in medium saucepan, combine cranberry sauce, honey, soy sauce, sesame seeds, canola oil and orange zest. Cook over low heat, whisking occasionally, until hot and thickened slightly about 20 minutes.
  4. Thread 2 meatballs onto each skewer and place on serving dish. Pour cranberry dipping sauce into small bowl. Serve with chicken balls.

Makes 12 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/12 of recipe): Calories: 140; Total Fat: 8g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 25mg; Total Carbs: 12g; Fiber: 1g; Sodium: 120mg.

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