Weeknight Sauerbraten Meatballs

Weeknight Sauerbraten Meatballs

by Noelia Rojas 1 year ago
4.6 (9)
30 minutes
417.8 kcal
32.2 g carbs
Description

Our traditional holiday meal is sauerbraten and gravy, butter-sauteed homemade egg noodles, potato balls, sweet and sour red cabbage, and freshly cooked apples. A lot of work, but worth it once a year! This is a quick recipe to enjoy the sauerbraten flavor without waiting 5 days for a beef roast to marinate. And you'll have plenty of gravy to spoon over your buttered egg noodles and potatoes.

Ingredients
  • cooking spray
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • ½ cup minced onion
  • ⅓ cup gingersnap cookie crumbs
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • ½ cup gingersnap cookie crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons gingersnap cookie crumbs, or more as needed
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar, or more to taste
  • 3 tablespoons raisins
Directions
  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a baking rack on top. Spray the rack with cooking spray.
  2. 2. Combine ground beef, onion, gingersnap crumbs, water, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl. Shape into 24 meatballs using a tablespoon-sized cookie scoop. Place the meatballs on the prepared baking rack.
  3. 3. Bake in the preheated oven until a meat thermometer inserted into the center of a meatball reads 160 degrees F (71 degrees C), 18 to 20 minutes.
  4. 4. While the meatballs are baking, whisk beef broth, 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons gingersnap crumbs, vinegar, and sugar together in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until gravy thickens, 5 to 10 minutes. Add more gingersnap crumbs for a thicker gravy, or some water for a thinner consistency.
  5. 5. Stir cooked meatballs and raisins into the gravy. Cover and simmer until flavors combine, about 10 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
serving: 4 servings
calories: 417.8 kcal
carbohydrates: 32.2 g
protein: 26.2 g
saturated fat: 7 g
cholesterol: 77.5 mg
sodium: 850.5 mg
fiber: 1 g
sugar: 18.9 g