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Meatball Carbonade

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Meatball Carbonade is a sumptous appetizer that is simply a joy to prepare and serve. I serve this for almost all the parties i hos at home and hey are always a success. Try this Meatball Carbonade. You wont regret it. Trust me!
  Bacon slices 3
  Beer 12 Ounce
  Egg 1 , beaten
  Fine dry bread crumbs 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Salt 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground beef 1 Pound
  Onions 2 Medium, thinly sliced
  All purpose flour 3 Tablespoon
  Instant beef bouillon granules 1 Teaspoon
  Brown sugar 1 Teaspoon
  Vinegar 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Dried thyme 1⁄4 Teaspoon, crushed
  Snipped parsley 2 Tablespoon

In medium skillet cook bacon till crisp; crumble and set aside, reserving drippings.
In bowl combine 1/4 cup of the beer, egg, bread crumbs, the 3/4 teaspoon salt, and dash pepper; add ground beef and mix well.
Shape meat mixture into 24 meatballs.
Brown on all sides in bacon drippings.
Transfer meatballs to 1 1/2 quart casserole.
In same skillet cook onions till golden; stir in flour.
Add remaining beer, bouillon granules, brown sugar, vinegar, the 1/2 teaspoon salt, thyme, and dash pepper.
Cook and stir till thickened and bubbly.
Pour over meatballs.
Cover and bake at 350° for 45 minutes.
Top with parsley and crumbled bacon just before serving.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 506 Calories from Fat 291

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 32 g49.8%

Saturated Fat 11.7 g58.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 134.2 mg44.7%

Sodium 1062.2 mg44.3%

Total Carbohydrates 26 g8.6%

Dietary Fiber 2.6 g10.2%

Sugars 6.2 g

Protein 24 g49%

Vitamin A 14.1% Vitamin C 29.6%

Calcium 5.9% Iron 16.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Meatball Carbonade Recipe