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  • Servings: 25 pcs
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  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup plain dry breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup minced celery
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 1-ounce package dry onion soup mix
  • 1 12-ounce bottle home-style chili sauce
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup tarragon vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar


  • Combine ground beef, breadcrumbs, celery, parsley, egg and 1/2 teaspoon pepper in medium bowl. Add 1 1/2 tablespoons soup mix; blend well.
  • Using moistened hands, form mixture into 1-inch-diameter balls and place on sheet of foil.
  • Combine chili sauce, 3/4 cup water, raisins, vinegar, sugar and remaining soup mix in heavy large pot.
  • Bring to simmer over medium-low heat.
  • Drop meatballs into sauce.
  • Cover pot and simmer until meatballs are cooked through and sauce thickens, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes.


Serve these over rice as a main course, or offer as an hors d'oeuvre.

Categories: Appetizer  Beef  Eggs  Main Dish  Savory  Stove 

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