Cranberry Ground Beef Meatballs Recipe Is Sweet, Tart & Tangy by 30Seconds Food

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Cranberry Ground Beef Meatballs Recipe Is Sweet, Tart & Tangy

If you like those cocktail wieners cooked in grape jelly or bourbon maple meatballs, you're going to really like this cranberry meatball recipe. Juicy, sweet, tart and tangy, this appetizer recipe is a crowd pleaser. 

After they're prepared you can transfer them to a slow cooker so they stay warm during your holiday party or family get-together. You could even serve these meatballs for dinner with a salad and vegetable. 

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes



  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/3 cup ketchup


  • 1 can (14 ounces) jellied cranberry sauce or whole cranberry sauce
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Here's how to make it:

  1. Combine all the meatball ingredients. Season with salt and pepper. Roll into meatballs and place on a baking sheet. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for 30 minutes. 
  2. Combine all the sauce ingredients in a skillet. Cook until melted together and thoroughly combined. 
  3. Add the meatballs and simmer gently about 30 minutes.

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Ketchup $2 & Up
Soy Sauce $2 & Up
Garlic Powder $2 & Up
Brown Sugar $2 & Up
Slow Cookers $20 & Up

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What a fun and tasty holiday appetizer idea. 😋
Elisa Schmitz
Mmm, I am loving the tangy flavor of these meatballs. What a great idea for get-togethers this season!
What an interesting way to use cranberries...

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