Thursday, February 17, 2011

Hamburger Balls

These unusual ingredients make for a surprisingly delicious party favorite appetizer or meal!

The actual recipe makes 3x's this amount

The Good: This dish has been a favorite recipe in our cooking group and it freezes wonderfully.  Also, it is easy to prepare ahead of time.
The Bad: The recipe calls for 4-5 lbs of hamburger so it can be difficult to minimize the recipe.
The Ugly: It takes 2 hrs to bake these once they are prepared.

Suggestions before starting:
If you don't have any bread, saltine crackers work just as well.

Hamburger Balls
Recipe Total Time: 2 ½ hrs
Recipe Yields 3-4 lbs
Preheat oven: 350
Ingredients for Balls
  • 3-4 lbs Hamburger
  • 1 cup (7-8 slices) of bread crumbs
  • 1 pkg dry mushroom/onion soup mix
  • 3-4 eggs
** Mix all ingredients together and make into balls. Brown in a skillet and place into a large Roasting Pan.
Ingredients for Sauce
  • 2 lbs drained sauerkraut
  • 1 cup Brown sugar
  • 1 16 oz Bar-B-Cue Sauce
  • 16 oz water
  • 1 can whole cranberry sauce
** Mix together and pour over balls. Cover and cook at 350 for 2 hrs.


Greenacremama said...

Looks yummy!

Wicked Chef # 1 - Linds said...

Thank you! It is surprisingly amazing. I made it for my cooking exchange and it was a huge hit!