Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Recipe Wednesday --- Cranberries and Meatballs!!!

This recipe is now on my ‘to be made’ list and probably one of the healthier ones, if you want to call it healthy, that will appear here over the next few weeks (after all, it’s the holiday season).  I love cranberries and the tangy bite of the BQ sauce only makes me want to try it move.  My tweak will be to use ground turkey instead of ground beef.  Also, I’ll substitute Agave for the brown sugar.

The suggestion on the All Recipe site is to serve as an appetizer or along with the turkey dinner, but I can see this as a stand-alone meal, especially when the granddarlings are over.  Add potatoes and a veggie and voila…the gang will be happy campers.  

Cranberry Meatballs  


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/3 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount Per Serving Calories: 718 | Total Fat: 37g | Cholesterol: 171mg

1 comment:

Jennifer Mathis said...

Cranberries and meatballs well Im not much of a fan of cranberries but I saved this recipe cause I bet my dad would love this