Weeknight Sauerbraten Meatballs
Our traditional holiday meal is sauerbraten and gravy, butter-sauteed homemade egg noodles, potato balls, sweet and sour red cabbage, and freshly cooked apples. A lot of work, but worth it once a year! This is a quick recipe to enjoy the sauerbraten flavor without waiting 5 days for a beef roast to marinate. And you'll have plenty of gravy to spoon over your buttered egg noodles and potatoes.
An easy way to make gingersnap crumbs is to break gingersnap cookies into a food processor, and let the cookies blend to a fine texture.
Meatballs can be made in advance and frozen in a zip-top bag. Then all you need to do for a weeknight meal is make the gravy and boil some noodles. I usually double the meatballs so I always have some on hand in the freezer.