Wanting something a little different thought I would like to add something beyond Cranberry sauce and chili sauce to my meatballs... not that there is anything wrong with this, I am having those too!! My spread this year will consist of meatballs from sweet and sour to meatballs with a kick!
Preheat oven to 350° F. Lightly spray a medium baking sheet.
In a large bowl, mix thoroughly the ground beef, pork, liquid smoke if you choose, hot pepper sauce, Cajun seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, parsley, celery seed, garlic, onion, bread crumbs, milk, and egg.
Form the mixture into golf ball sized meatballs and place on the prepared baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes, or until there is no pink left in the middle.
Combine the barbeque sauce and preserves in a bowl and set aside. When meatballs are done in the oven, place in the crock pot and cover with the barbeque sauce mixture and set on low for approximately an hour to warm preserves. Toss to coat before serving. You can leave them in the crock or put into a fondue pot to keep warm and look festive.