We want you to have a healthy holiday, and that starts with putting a healthy spin on the food we eat. Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist, Jamie Lee McIntyre, joined Gayle Guyardo, the host of the nationally syndicated health and wellness show, Bloom, with a delicious recipe for mini beef meatball skewers with cranberry barbeque sauce.

HOLIDAY MINI BEEF MEATBALL SKEWERS WITH CRANBERRY BARBECUE SAUCE

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound Ground Beef (96% lean)
  • 1 cup grated fresh zucchini
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 small onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 red bell peppers, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 green bell peppers, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Cranberry Barbecue Sauce
  • 1 can (16 ounces) whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 3 tablespoons barbecue sauce

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Combine ground beef, zucchini, egg, salt and pepper in medium bowl, mixing lightly, but thoroughly. Shape into 24 1-inch meatballs. Alternately thread meatballs, red peppers, green peppers and onions onto each of twelve 6-inch skewers. Place skewers on shallow-rimmed baking sheet.
  2. Bake in 400°F oven 22 to 25 minutes or until instant-read thermometer inserted into center of meatball registers 160°F.
  3. Meanwhile, combine cranberry sauce and barbecue sauce in medium saucepan; simmer 5 minutes or until flavors are blended. Drizzle sauce over skewers or serve as dipping sauce, if desired.

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