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German Meatballs with Red Cabbage

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  Egg 1
  Soft bread crumbs 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chuck 1 1⁄2 Pound
  Canned sauerkraut 8 Ounce, drained and chopped (1 Can)
  Canned apple slices 20 Ounce, drained and chopped (1 Can, 1 Pound 4 Ounce)
  Grated onion 2 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Ground pepper To Taste
  Crumbled dried marjoram 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Bacon strips 4 , diced
  Red cabbage 1 1⁄2 Pound, chopped (1 Head)
  Chopped onion 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Caraway seed 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Canned chicken broth 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Red wine vinegar 2 Tablespoon
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon

1. In medium, bowl, beat egg well and mix adding bread crumbs, chuck, 1/4 cup sauerkraut, 3/4 cup chopped apple, the grated onion, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper and the marjoram until well blended.
2. Shape into 20 meatballs.
3. In 4-quart Dutch oven, fry bacon until crisp, remove and set aside.
4. In hot drippings, brown meatballs on all sides, remove and set aside.
5. In Dutch oven, combine remaining sauerkraut and chopped apple, the cabbage, chopped onion, caraway seed, chicken broth, vinegar, sugar, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.
6. Stir until well blended and bring to boiling, covered.
7. Arrange meatballs on top of cabbage, cook over low heat, covered, 30 minutes until cabbage is tender.

8. Sprinkle with crisp bacon bits and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 621 Calories from Fat 289

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 32 g50%

Saturated Fat 12.3 g61.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 168.3 mg56.1%

Sodium 1010 mg42.1%

Total Carbohydrates 45 g15.1%

Dietary Fiber 9.7 g38.6%

Sugars 27.6 g

Protein 35 g70.4%

Vitamin A 41.5% Vitamin C 190.4%

Calcium 13.8% Iron 27.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

German Meatballs With Red Cabbage Recipe