I double this recipe because it needs to go a long way. My boys go for second helpings and than ask me to prepare the same dish for their lunch in school the next day. Love it!
3 lbs ground beef – go for lean!
1 onion – minced or grated
Sprinkle of sea salt
1 can of jellied cranberry sauce
2 cups of salsa – I like to use medium spicy for a kick of salsa energy
¼ cup honey
Lemon juice from one whole lemon – remove seeds
- Combine beef, eggs, onion and sea salt in a bowl.
- Form beef into 1 to 2 inch balls – set aside.
- In a very large saucepan or soup pot combine the cranberry sauce, salsa, and lemon juice. Cook and stir the sauce on a low heat for 30 minutes.
- Add the meatballs and continue to cook on simmer for 1½ hours or more to thicken your sauce.
I serve this dish over different pastas. We love angel hair and rigatoni in our home.
Make it your own. If you’re going paleo – carb free – than serve over spaghetti squash or enjoy meatballs solo with a salad. Regardless, add those veggies on the side.
Embrace, Enjoy, Live, Love, Laugh, and EAT!