Mini Meatball Skewers with Cranberry BBQ Sauce

1 pound ground beef

1 cup fresh zucchini, grated

1 egg

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

1 small yellow onion, diced 1/2 in

2 red bell peppers, diced 1/2 in

2 green bell peppers, diced 1/2 in

12 skewers (6 in)

Cranberry Barbecue Sauce:

1 can (16 oz) whole berry cranberry sauce

3 tbsp barbecue sauce

Preheat oven to 400 F.

In medium bowl, lightly mix ground beef, zucchini, egg, salt and pepper until thoroughly combined. Shape into 24 1-inch meatballs. Alternately thread meatballs, onions, red peppers and green peppers onto skewers. Place skewers on shallow-rimmed baking sheet.

Bake 22-25 minutes, or until instant-read thermometer inserted into center of meatball registers 160 F.

To make cranberry barbecue sauce: In medium saucepan, combine cranberry sauce and barbecue sauce; simmer 5 minutes, or until flavors blend.

Drizzle sauce over skewers or serve as dipping sauce.

Mini Meatball Skewers with Cranberry BBQ Sauce
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