Cranberry Blueberry Canadian Maple Whisky Mini Meatballs Recipe

Meatball recipe
908 g ground beef, 80% to 90% lean meat
2 large eggs
130 g breadcrumbs, plain or Italian-style
20 g parmesan cheese, freshly grated, plus more for garnish
72 g yellow onion, finely minced
16 g kosher salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon Italian seasonings, omit if using Italian-style breadcrumbs
3 g minced garlic
4 g sliced basil, for garnish
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 can jellied cranberry sauce
½ jar Akaka Falls Farm Blueberry Canadian Maple Whisky preserve
1 bottle chili sauce
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
Set the oven rack to the lower-middle position and set it to broil. Line a large baking sheet
with foil and lightly grease it with olive oil. Set aside.
In a large bowl, add the ground beef, eggs, breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, minced onion,
salt, black pepper, Italian seasoning, and minced garlic. Use hands to mix thoroughly until
Measure and roll the ground beef mixture into ⅓ cup (3 ounces) rounds, about the size of
an egg. Evenly space the pieces on the baking sheet, there should be about 14 to 15 meatballs.
Broil the meatballs until the surface is browned, about 10 to 12 minutes. Turnover and cook
for an additional 2 to 3 minutes to lightly brown the other side.
For Sauce
In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine the first 6 ingredients; stir until sugar is dissolved.
Add meatballs, cook until heated through, 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Charbel Aoun

A skilled Culinary Professional, and 2 star Michelin award winner in 2002 from L’auberges restaurant, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Recognized for a comprehensive knowledge of Italian & French cuisine and an innovative approach to setting the stage for a customized dining experience. Winner of golden certificate in Molecular Gastronomy in 2009, Berlin,Germany. More than 22 years of progressive experience managing the provision of fine dining for resorts, restaurants, country clubs, and clubhouses; refining the art of cooking; developing impressive menus; and preparing culinary dishes influenced by culturally diverse regions around the globe. Particularly committed to leaving patrons with an especially memorable dining experience.

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