*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                            Christmas Meatballs
 
 Recipe By     : www.kitchenlink.com
 Serving Size  : 15   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Appetizers                       Beef
                 Hors d'Oeuvres                   Hot
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    3      pounds        lean ground beef
    4      slices        bread -- crumbed
    1 1/2  cups          milk
                         salt and pepper -- to taste
    3                    eggs -- beaten
           dash          thyme
           dash          allspice
           dash          garlic salt
    2      tablespoons   ketchup
                         ---Sauce---
    1      envelope      dry onion soup mix
    1      10.5 oz can   beef consomme
    1      large can     pineapple chunks in juice
    3      tablespoons   molasses
    1      jar           red maraschino cherries -- drained
    1      jar           green maraschino cherries -- drained
                         juice of 1 lemon
 
 Soak breadcrumbs in milk.  Pour through a sieve and slightly press out
 excess liquid.  Mix all ingredients thoroughly.  Mixture should be a little
 moist.  Make small meatballs.  Fry in a little shortening until done.  Put
 in sauce and simmer for 1 1/2 hours, covered.  Serve from a chafing dish
 using toothpicks.  Serves 15 to 20.
 
 To make sauce:
 Combine all ingredients and mix well.
 
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 NOTES : Looks very pretty and tastes great.