Cranberry-Glazed Appetizer Meatballs

Cranberry-Glazed Appetizer Meatballs
Preparation time
40 mins
Cooking time
70 mins
Easy Recipes
30 people

Cranberry-Glazed Appetizer Meatballs.

Cranberries balance the spicy flavor of chili sauce in a fabulous holiday appetizer.


Cranberry-Glazed Appetizer Meatballs




  • 1 1/2 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion (about 1 medium)
  • 1/2 cup Progressoβ„’ plain bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten


  • 1 bottle (12 oz) chili sauce (1 1/2 cups)
  • 1/2 can (16-oz size) jellied cranberry sauce (1 cup)

Garnish, if desired

  • 60 fresh cranberries, if desired


  1. Heat oven to 375Β°F. In large bowl, stir meatball ingredients until well mixed. Shape into 1-inch balls; place in ungreased 15x10x1-inch pan.
  2. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until meatballs are thoroughly cooked and no longer pink in center.
  3. Meanwhile, in 3-quart saucepan, stir sauce ingredients until well blended. Heat to boiling over medium heat. Reduce heat to low; simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add meatballs to sauce; stir to coat. Cook over medium heat about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly heated. Thread cranberries on toothpicks; stick toothpicks in meatballs to serve.

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