Cranberry Meatballs

Cranberry Meatballs


"This is a great recipe for people who would like to try something different for Thanksgiving. It makes a delicious side to any kind of turkey dish, and is very simple to make."


servings 718 cals
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Original recipe yields 7 servings



  • Calories:
  • 718 kcal
  • 36%
  • Fat:
  • 37 g
  • 57%
  • Carbs:
  • 69.6g
  • 22%
  • Protein:
  • 26.1 g
  • 52%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 163 mg
  • 54%
  • Sodium:
  • 1432 mg
  • 57%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. (175 degrees C).
  2. Mix together the hamburger, bread crumbs, eggs, soy sauce, pepper, garlic powder and ketchup. Form into small balls and bake for 30 minutes.
  3. In a saucepan over low heat, combine the cranberry sauce, barbecue sauce, brown sugar and lemon juice. Simmer and stir until smooth. Add meat balls and simmer for I hour. Serve warm.
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  1. 112 Ratings


I made with the frozen meatballs. I mixed together the sauce in the crockpot, threw in the meatballs, and set on low all day. They were fantastic! We had baked potatoes and green beans with it a...

These meatballs were really good! I changed the sauce just a bit, less bbq sauce more cranberry sauce and orange juice instead of lemon. I also browned the meatballs in a skillet before baking t...

I made this for a Christmas party a couple of years ago, and had numerous requests for the recipe! I am about to make it again for a potluck, and am going to take the recipe along with me, as I...

My family had used this meatball sauce recipe for years, except we always use a jar of chili sauce instead of the BBQ sauce. It always turns out great and everyone loves it.

I made this for Christmas eve. What a hit. I made again for New Years doubling the cranberry sauce for a sweeter flavor. Yummy both times!

This was a good recipe, although I modified it slightly. I halved the recipe as 7 portions was too much food. In the meatball portion of the recipe, I didn't have soy sauce, so I used worcesters...

These have become a hit in my family! The little one loves these, and she normally refuses to eat cranberries! I put in about half the required barbeque sauce for added sweetness. I've had a fe...

Ok. At first, I thought they were pretty good when I tried them. But, as I ate them, they just smelled and tasted like BBQ sauce.

We used a bit of a spicy BBQ sauce. Our kids weren't thrilled with that. Next time we will choose a milder sauce.