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Cranberry Meatballs

Cranberry Meatballs

This is a terrific appetizer to be served from a slow cooker.



  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoons pepper
  • 2 pounds ground beef


  • 1 (12 ounce) bottle chili sauce
  • 1 (16 ounce) can whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
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  1. Meatballs: Combine soy sauce, garlic, salt, pepper, and ground beef and shape into 1-inch meatballs. Place on ungreased baking pan.
  2. Bake at 450 degrees F for 8 to 10 minutes.
  3. Transfer with a slotted spoon to a slow cooker.
  4. Sauce: Combine cranberry sauce, chili sauce, sugar and lemon juice in a saucepan; simmer for 10 minutes stirring occasionally. Pour over meatballs.
  5. Keep warm in the slow cooker for serving.

Yield: 7 dozen


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