Cranberry Meatballs


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.

6 to 8 servings


  • 2 pounds ground beef

  • 1 cup bread crumbs

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • cup ketchup

  • 1 (16 ounce) can jellied cranberry sauce

  • 1 (18 ounce) bottle barbecue sauce

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


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

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

  3. 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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

718 Calories
37g Fat
70g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 7
Calories 718
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 37g 47%
Saturated Fat 15g 73%
Cholesterol 163mg 54%
Sodium 1432mg 62%
Total Carbohydrate 70g 25%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 51g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 5mg 23%
Calcium 64mg 5%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 576mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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