Cranberry-Glazed Appetizer Meatballs

Carol Junkins


This came from a Betty Crocker recipe book, nice to serve at your parties kept warm in your slow cooker ~ they go fast!


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10 Min
30 Min
Slow Cooker Crock Pot


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  • 1 1/2 lb
    lean (at least 80%) ground beef
  • 1/2 c
    finely chopped onion (about 1 medium)
  • 1/2 c
    plain bread crumbs
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/8 tsp
  • 2
    eggs, slighty beaten
  • SAUCE:

  • 1 bottle
    (12 oz.) chili sauce (1 1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 can(s)
    (16-oz. size) jellied cranberry sauce (1 cup)

  • 60
    fresh cranberries, if desired

How to Make Cranberry-Glazed Appetizer Meatballs


  1. Heat oven to 375df. In large bowl, stir meatball ingredients until well mixed. Shape into 1 inch balls, place in ungreased 15x10x1" pan.
  2. Bake 25-30 minutes or until meatballs are thoroughly cooked and no longer pink in center.
  3. Meanwhile, in 3-quart saucepan, stir sauce ingredients until well blended. Heat to boiling over medium heat. Reduce heat to low, and simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add meatballs to sauce, stir to coat. Cook over medium heat about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until thoroughly heated. Thread cranberries on toothpicks, stick toothpicks in meatballs to serve.
  5. Makes 30 servings ( 2 meatballs each)

    Prepare and bake the meatballs up to 24 hours before your party. Cover and refrigerate them. Just before serving, prepare the sauce and heat the meatballs in it.

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About Cranberry-Glazed Appetizer Meatballs

Course/Dish: Meat Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #sauce, #chile, #pepper, #crumbs

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