Rating: 4.5 stars
84 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 56
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1

These cocktail meatballs are perfect for a Christmas, New Year's Eve, or any party that you want to impress. They are the first appetizer to go, and everyone wants the recipe. The recipe originated in Cape Cod (cranberry country). Bon appetit!

Recipe Summary

cook:
50 mins
total:
1 hr 20 mins
prep:
30 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
40 meat balls
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Mix ground beef, bread crumbs, parsley, eggs, grated onion, soy sauce, and garlic powder in a bowl until thoroughly combined. Pinch off about 2 teaspoons of meat mixture per meatball and roll into small meatballs. Arrange meatballs in a large, deep baking dish.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until meatballs are browned, about 25 minutes. Drain excess grease.

  • Combine jellied cranberry sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, and lemon juice in a saucepan and place over medium heat. Stir the sauce until cranberry sauce has melted and brown sugar has dissolved.

  • Pour the sauce over meatballs and bake until sauce forms a glaze and meatballs are no longer pink inside, 25 to 30 more minutes.

Nutrition Facts

168 calories; protein 9.4g; carbohydrates 19.2g; fat 6.2g; cholesterol 46.1mg; sodium 370.8mg. Full Nutrition
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