Search thousands of recipes reviewed by home cooks like you.

Cape Cod Cocktail Meatballs

Cape Cod Cocktail Meatballs

  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    50 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 20 m
jazzyrobn

jazzyrobn

These cocktail meatballs are perfect for a Christmas, New Year's Eve, or any party that you want to impress. They are the first appetizer to go, and everyone wants the recipe. The recipe originated in Cape Cod (cranberry country). Bon appetit!

Save to Recipe Box

Ingredients {{adjustedServings}} servings

Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 20 servings

Adjust

Nutrition

Amount per serving ({{servings}} total)

  • Calories:
  • 168 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 6.2 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 19.2g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 9.4 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 49 mg
  • 16%
  • Sodium:
  • 371 mg
  • 15%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Mix ground beef, bread crumbs, parsley, eggs, grated onion, soy sauce, and garlic powder in a bowl until thoroughly combined. Pinch off about 2 teaspoons of meat mixture per meatball and roll into small meatballs. Arrange meatballs in a large, deep baking dish.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until meatballs are browned, about 25 minutes. Drain excess grease.
  4. Combine jellied cranberry sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, and lemon juice in a saucepan and place over medium heat. Stir the sauce until cranberry sauce has melted and brown sugar has dissolved.
  5. Pour the sauce over meatballs and bake until sauce forms a glaze and meatballs are no longer pink inside, 25 to 30 more minutes.
Rate recipe

Your rating

{{ratingWords}}
Cancel
Submit

Reviews

jazzyrobn
12

jazzyrobn

12/24/2012

These meatballs are the best EVER! I've been making them for over 3 decades and they have always been a hit. Always the first appetizer to go! The vibrant color alone make it a perfect appetizer for the holidays. If I could, I would give them 10 STARS!

Beverly Jane
5

Beverly Jane

12/27/2012

I really didn't like them. It was a disappointment as I took them to a buffet for Christmas. People said they were good tho'. I won't make them again. I did make them as written in the recipe.

DebbyJean
3

DebbyJean

12/31/2013

These were great! I would never have thought to use canned cranberry sauce for a meatball sauce. Glad I did!

Similar recipes