Ready in 45 minutes
These are so addictive, it will be hard to tear your guests away from these.
"Recipe's similar to this one have been circulating for years. These are very good but I remember when I was little my mother would throw parties for her friends and make a similar recipe that called for grape jelly instead of the cranberry sauce. So, I just thought I'd throw that out there for anyone looking to experiment. Try using a different sweet element. I'm thinking of trying blackberry jelly w/ lime juice instead of the lemon juice. Experiment and find what flavor you like best. Have fun!"- kcarterd84
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In a large bowl, combine ground beef, cornflake crumbs, parsley, eggs, ketchup, onion, soy sauce, garlic and pepper. Mix well and form into small balls, from 1/2" to 3/4" in diameter. Place in a large sheetpan in a single layer. Heat oven to 300 F and bake for 30-45 min, depending on the size of the meatballs. Drain grease from pan when done and transfer meatballs to a crockpot..
While meatballs are cooking, combine cranberry sauce, chili sauce, brown sugar and lemon juice in a large sauce pan. Cook stirring over medium heat until smooth. Pour hot sauce over meatballs in the crockpot, stirring occasionally. Keep warm on low in the crockpot until serving time.
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Lcrespy 7 months agoMade these for my daughter's birthday party and everyone LOVED them! I used 3.25 lbs of beef so I increased the meatball ingredients by a little more than half and doubled the sauce. I ended up with 196 3/4 inch meatballs (perfect size to pop in your mouth without cutting). while I agree could use frozen, the meatballs were really good and given that the sauce is so easy why cut corners to manage time. Make them ahead and freeze if needed they are much tastier than the frozen ones
bertjones 10 months agoVery good. Nice change of pace from the typical grape jelly recipe.
Porsche1712 11 month agoVery good , I didn't have chilli sauce but I had fresh chilli peppers an BBQ sauce kids loved it
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ambrarecipes 1 year ago
Coriejeanne 1 year agoI make this recipe w/ Frozen Swedish meatballs ( I personality think it tastes better then the frozen Italian ones w/this sauce) and I only add a jar or chili sauce and a can of cranberry sauce simple easy and delicious!!
sprgrtiger 1 year agoI made these to take to a fundraiser and everyone kept asking me for the recipe.
CookingPassion 2 years agoThese were very good, thanks for sharing !
With3cs 2 years agoIn the process of making a double batch, one for book club and one for the family. Does anyone know how well the meatball part freezes?? Thanks!
PlumasLakeEats 2 years agoHeat with flavor... Just the way we like it!!
elstenberg 3 years agoI made these awhile back for a girls night in, we all had to bring something we've never made before that night!! These went down so well, there were NONE LEFT within half an hour!! Making again tonight for a work colleague to try tomorrow for her lunch (with salad).
kcarterd84 3 years agoRecipe's similar to this one have been circulating for years. These are very good but I remember when I was little my mother would throw parties for her friends and make a similar recipe that called for grape jelly instead of the cranberry sauce. So, I just thought I'd throw that out there for anyone looking to experiment. Try using a different sweet element. I'm thinking of trying blackberry jelly w/ lime juice instead of the lemon juice. Experiment and find what flavor you like best. Have fun!
CCheryl 3 years agocant wait to try these babies,,,,sound really good, CCheryl
Damo-Do-One 3 years agoDelicious and fun to make!
Whitedove 3 years agoFunny, I thought this sounded strange but we both like cranberry sauce sooo...I used frozen Italian meatballs..served with stuffing and salad and it was dinner...greattt..Can't wait to try it on guest..
PlumasLakeEats 3 years agoI've never made meatballs of any kind before. I tried these for a Xmas get together and they were awesome! Everyone kept asking 'Who made the meatballs? They're delicious!' I made a double batch and they were gone in 10-15mins. I'm making them again next week for a UFC Fight night gathering.
Nmarie0483 3 years agoI made these for a Christmas get together. I made the mistake of trying the meatballs before I putthe sauce on them and they didn't taste very good. Once the sauce was over them they were excellent! Several people asked for the recipe. I will definitely make these again!
doalao 4 years agoI used frozen Italian meatballs in this recipe for a quick appetizer for a Christmas party. Even those who didn't like cranberry loved this. It was the first to go.
doalao 4 years agoWho would have thought cranberry and chili sauce would go well together? We served these at our Christmas party for our 'family'. Even those of us who didn't like cranberry, loved these. We used frozen, Italian meatballs and it worked out well. The kids didn't care for the sauce, but as I said, they went over very well. Thank you for such a wonderful recipe!
roketJsquerl 7 years ago[I posted this recipe.]