- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 3/4 cup dry bread crumbs
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 pound Jones Dairy Farm All Natural Pork Sausage Roll
- 1 can (14 ounces) jellied cranberry sauce
- 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
- 1 package (1 pound) miniature smoked sausage links
- In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Crumble bulk sausage over the mixture and mix well. Shape into 1 in. balls. In a large skillet, cook meatballs over medium heat until a thermometer reads 160°.; drain.
- In a large saucepan, combine the cranberry sauce, vinegar, brown sugar and mustard. Cook and stir over medium heat until cranberry sauce is melted. Add the meatballs and sausage links. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes or until sausage links are no longer pink and sauce is slightly thickened. Yield: 14-16 servings.
Reviews for Cranberry Meatballs and Sausage
"Everyone loves this! Even my sister in law, who is a very picky eater......she went back for seconds!!!!"
"I was skeptical of using pork sausage for the meatballs (have always used ground beef for meatballs) & a little unsure of how the cranberry sauce would taste, but decided to give it a try due to the positive reviews. I'm so glad I did - it is soooo delicious! I don't like smoked sausage links, so I sliced up a pound of polka kielbasa as a substitute. Loved having both meatballs & sausage in one dish. What I loved about the sauce, besides the taste, is that it doesn't make so much that the meatballs drown in it, like the grape jelly/chili sauce recipe. I will definitely be making this for the holidays this year!"
"We thought this was good, but not great"
"Its a hit every year! Fun and simple and a nice appetizer for everyone when they are still waiting for the main courses to be done!"
"Absolutely loved this receipe!!! My friends and I were not too big of a fan of the sausage links but we LOVED the meatballs with the cranberry sauce!"
"I made this for my annual cookie dough exchange party. What a hit, there were no leftovers. Making again next year!"
"I used 2 lbs of Italian sausage - 1lb spicy and 1lb mild- instead of the links - turned out AMAZING! I just doubled the ingredients that mix in the meatballs. There was plenty of sauce!"
"Nothing beats making meatballs from scratch. Assembly was easy, sauce was terrific! I've made this a half dozen times already for football parties. Would not change a thing. Do trasfer to a crock pot to serve."
"Somebody should change the name of this recipe to AWESOME Cranberry Meatballs & Sausage!! These were so great. I took them to a house warming party & everyone raved. Particularly about the meatballs. I used Jimmy Dean's Premium Italian pork Sausage for mine but I think you could easily substitute hot, mild or sage depending on your preference & still have great results. I completely agree with the other review which said these are much better than the ones coated in chili sauce & grape jelly. Will definitley be making them again. Thanks for the recipe & making me the most popular guest at the party!!"