Monday, November 24, 2014

Cranberry Meatball Stroganoff


How many of you have heard of beef stroganoff?
Well, I have taken the concept of beef storganoff and turned it into
Cranberry Meatball Stroganoff!

Wow!  I am in love with the flavor combo in this recipe.
I was a little worried in creating the recipe.  I totally feared that it might look like a complete fiasco and taste as it looked.  Boy was I wrong!  You gotta give this one a try!

A little disclaimer though.  After having some of this comfort food, be prepared to wrap yourself in a blanket and snuggle by the fire.  Your stomach will be completely satisfied and so will you!

2 lbs ground beef
2 eggs
1 cup Italian bread crumbs
2 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp basil
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 16 oz whole cranberry sauce
1 12 oz chili sauce
1/3 cup cherry preserves
1 Tbsp soy sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup sour cream
1 8oz package of fresh mushrooms
1 8oz package of egg noodles
1 pkg dried sweetened cranberries
Make your meatballs first by combining ground beef, eggs, Italian bread crumbs, garlic salt, oregano and basil.  Once combined, make small meatballs.
Heat a skillet on medium high heat.  Add olive oil and your meatballs.  Cook 5-6 minutes or just until browned.  Drain on paper towels.
In a large pot, add cranberry sauce, chili sauce, cherry preserves, soy sauce and brown sugar.  Heat until bubbly.  Add the meatballs and reduce heat to low.  Cook for 15-18 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through.
While the meatballs are cooking in the sauce, cook your egg noodles according to package directions.  Drain and set aside.
Return to the cranberry meatball sauce and stir in sour cream and mushrooms.  Heat an additional 5-7 minutes.
Pour over your egg noodles, sprinkle with dried, sweetened cranberries and serve.

Cranberry Meatball Stroganoff is creamy with a touch of tang and a touch of sweetness.  I added a dollop of sour cream, but that is totally up to you.  I love how all the flavors came together in this recipe.

Look at how the meatball is just coated in the cranberry stroganoff.  Paired with a bit of dried, sweet cranberries and you will have quite a yummy mouthful!

Celebrate the little things that make life sweet,

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