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®.
Preheat oven to 400°F. Combine ground beef, zucchini, egg, salt and pepper in medium bowl, mixing lightly, but thoroughly. Shape into 24 1-inch meatballs. Alternately thread meatballs, red peppers, green peppers and onions onto each of twelve 6-inch skewers. Place skewers on shallow-rimmed baking sheet.
Bake in 400°F oven 18 to 20 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.
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.
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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 NE 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 an excellent source of Vitamin B12; and a good source of Protein, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Zinc, and Selenium.
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