Chili Cranberry Meatballs
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Chili-Chili Cranberry Meatballs

A sweet + tangy way to prepare cocktail meatballs. Perfect for parties, potlucks and holidays. 

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 375 kcal
Author Buy This Cook That

Buy This

  • 48 - 64 meatballs precooked, homemade or frozen**
  • 14 ounces jellied cranberry sauce
  • 14 ounces whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 12 ounces chili sauce tomato-type sauce
  • 1 cup Thai sweet chili sauce

If Making Our Meatballs

  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup finely minced bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely minced onion
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Cook That

  1. In a small bowl pour the milk over the bread crumbs, set aside.
  2. In a skillet, melt butter. Saute the bell pepper and onions until tender, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, pepper and onions, eggs, bread crumb mixture, and remaining ingredients.
  4. Using a small spoon or scoop, portion out and roll the meat mixture with your hands into 1 inch (or smaller) sized balls.
  5. Place the balls evenly on the broiler pan. Bake for 15 minutes.
  6. If you do not have enough room on your pan to bake them all at once, store the meat mixture in the refrigerator while the first batch is baking.
  7. In a crockpot, whisk together the cranberry sauces and chili sauces.
  8. Add the meatballs (warm or frozen). Cook on high for 1 hour, reduce heat to low and simmer for another hour.
  9. Can keep on warm for several hours.
Nutrition Facts
Chili-Chili Cranberry Meatballs
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 375 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 92mg 31%
Sodium 1048mg 44%
Potassium 526mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 54g 18%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 46g
Protein 22g 44%
Vitamin A 7.4%
Vitamin C 13%
Calcium 3.9%
Iron 17.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.