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Ground Meat Bars

  85% lean ground beef 2 Pound
  Whole berry cranberry sauce 16 Ounce (1 can)
  Packed brown sugar 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Seedless raisins 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Coarsely chopped walnuts 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Orange marmalade 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Orange juice 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Grated orange peel 2 Tablespoon (fresh)
  Salt 3 Teaspoon, divided
  All purpose flour 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Baking powder 2 Tablespoon
  Milk 1 1⁄3 Cup (21.33 tbs)
  Vegetable oil 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
For glaze
  Confectioners sugar 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Milk 3 Tablespoon
  Rum 1 Tablespoon

Place ground beef, cranberry sauce, brown sugar, raisins, walnuts, orange marmalade, orange juice, orange peel and 1 tsp.salt in Dutch oven.
Cook over medium heat until mixture boils; continue cooking 20 minutes, stirring constantly.
Meanwhile, combine flour, baking powder and remaining 2 tsps.salt; add milk and oil, ail at once, stirring until flour is moistened.
Place dough on waxed paper and knead about 10 times; divide in half.
Roll half the dough between two sheets of waxed paper to fit 17 x 10 inch jelly roll pan.
Peel off top sheet of waxed paper and invert dough onto jelly roll pan.
Carefully peel off other piece of waxed paper; press dough to fit over bottom and up sides of 17 x 10 inch rectangle.
Remove top sheet of waxed paper and invert dough over beef mixture.
Remove second sheet of waxed paper.
Press edges of dough together to seal.
Make 4 slashes in top crust.
Bake in 425 degrees F oven 25-30 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
Cool slightly and drizzle with Glaze.
Cut into 24 bars.Glaze: Combine sugar, milk and rum; mix until smooth.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 376 Calories from Fat 108

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 12 g18.8%

Saturated Fat 2.4 g12%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 23.1 mg7.7%

Sodium 383 mg16%

Total Carbohydrates 57 g18.9%

Dietary Fiber 1.5 g6.2%

Sugars 35.3 g

Protein 11 g22.3%

Vitamin A 0.7% Vitamin C 8%

Calcium 13.5% Iron 11.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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