- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 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 salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 pounds ground beef
- CRANBERRY SAUCE:
- 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
- 1 bottle (12 ounces) chili sauce
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- Preheat oven to 400°. Combine the first nine ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1-in. balls.
- Place meatballs on a rack in a shallow baking pan. Bake until no longer pink, about 15 minutes. Transfer to a 3-qt. slow cooker or chafing dish.
- Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine all sauce ingredients; simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pour over meatballs. Serve warm. Yield: about 7 dozen.
Reviews forCranberry Appetizer Meatballs
"I made these meatballs for our party along with the Sweet and Spicy Asian Meatballs. While I favored the other meatballs, a large number of our guests commented more on these. I love cranberries and these didn't disappoint. Followed the recipe exactly."
"WOW! The sauce was fantastic. I brought to a party and they were the first thing gone. Everyone wanted the recipe. Did not change a thing. Thanks for a great recipe."
"I used frozen meatballs and followed the recipe posted here for the sauce. Made this for Christmas and it was delicious! Plan on making this again for New Years. This is a keeper! Thank you!"
"Made this recipe for work New Year's Eve. Everyone wanted the recipe. The sauce is a perfect combination of sweet and tangy. I like the idea of using the little smokies. Next time I will make a double batch of sauce and make half meatballs and smokies. Thanks for the recipe."
"I never make my own meatballs but use frozen ones instead. However, the sauce recipe makes a yummy accompaniment for the meatballs. I nuke the meatballs and keep them warm in an electric chafing dish."
"I haven't made your meatball recipe yet, but I am going to next time I make meatballs but the sauce was EXCELLENT! I followed the recipe to a T and also added little smokies in the sauce with the pre-made meatballs...so YUMMY!! Didn't bring any home. Thanks for a wonderful recipe, as I have tried lots of different sauce recipes."
"I've made this over and over with rave reviews from those who've eaten them. I even used this recipe to camouflage ground venison's gamey flavor. love this!"