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.

Sarah
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Ingredients

7
Original recipe yields 7 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. (175 degrees C).

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  • Mix together the hamburger, bread crumbs, eggs, soy sauce, pepper, garlic powder and ketchup. Form into small balls and bake for 30 minutes.

  • 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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Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

718 calories; 37 g total fat; 163 mg cholesterol; 1432 mg sodium. 69.6 g carbohydrates; 26.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2008
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 and it was wonderful. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/02/2011
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. Read More
(7)
144 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 89
  • 4 star values: 39
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2008
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 and it was wonderful. Read More
(109)
Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2008
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 and it was wonderful. Read More
(109)
Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2008
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 them. I'll be making these again as an appetizer for the holidays! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2008
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 am sure I will have requests again! Easy to make and you can substitute pre-made meatballs into the sauce for a quick fix! OK so I tried using pre-made meatballs and it was a failure... I needed a big batch so used some pre-made and some homemade and everyone fished around for the homemade! Read More
(46)
Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2008
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. Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2003
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2009
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 worcestershire sauce instead. The meatballs came out perfectly nice and soft and I cooked them in the oven as explained but before I covered the meatballs with the sauce I flipped them over so they could be cooked evenly on both sides. Next time I would lower the temperature 25 degrees as I used a pyrex pan. For the sauce instead of cranberries I used 3/4 cup of lingonberries and 1/4 cup of blueberry preserves. I used garlic BBQ sauce and prange juice instead of lemon juice. Once the sauce simmered and then cooked on the actual meatballs the flavours blended perfectly. I would definitely make again and perhaps attempt a version in the crockpot:) Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2007
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 few parties and serviced this and everyone just loves them - throughout the year not just the holidays! FABULOUS! EDIT Just wanted to add to this review... I now make these pretty often... in a pinch for time i'll purchase pre-made meatballs and then cook those in the sauce... HUGE time saver and still completely delicious every time!! Great quick meal to make after work too! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/02/2008
We used a bit of a spicy BBQ sauce. Our kids weren't thrilled with that. Next time we will choose a milder sauce. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2011
These were really easy and everybody liked them! I used orange juice instead of lemon and added minced garlic instead of powder. The kids ate them up! Read More
(7)
Rating: 3 stars
02/02/2011
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. Read More
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