These cranberry spiced meatballs are simmered in a delicious cranberry infused sauce until they are juicy and bursting with flavor.
Hello all! My name is Rebekah and I blog over at Making Miracles where I share family friendly recipes that are typically quick and easy, and budget friendly.
You’ll find a wide variety of every day recipes from baked goods, desserts, sandwiches, entrees, crock pot recipes, and more. I am a mom to two great redheads and work full time as as an executive assistant.
Today I wanted to share with you a tasty meatball recipe that is perfect for the Holiday get togethers you may be attending or hosting this year.
These tasty treats are shaped, baked to brown, and then allowed to simmer in a delicious cranberry infused sauce until they are juicy and bursting with flavor.
The cloves in this recipe gives these a wonderful holiday flavor that is very nicely complimented by the sweet and tangy BBQ / cranberry sauce it simmers in.
These cranberry spiced meatballs are sure to be a hit! You don’t have to wait for a get together to make these tasty treats up though – make a batch and serve over rice with some green beans or a side salad and you would have a tasty dinner any night of the week too.
Keep some small plates, napkins, and lots of toothpicks nearby.
The great thing about recipes like these cranberry spiced meatballs is how easy they are to prepare in advance, and then finish them, or reheat them, when you’re ready to serve.
You can prep and refrigerate, or even freeze if needed, the meatballs before baking then thaw and continue at step three in the directions below.
Festive meatballs, spiced with cloves, and simmered in a tangy and sweet sauce are perfect to serve at any Holiday get together.
20 minPrep Time
3 hrCook Time
3 hr, 20 Total Time
Yields 50-60 meatballs
- Nonstick cooking spray
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup seasoned fine dry bread crumbs
- 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 2 pounds ground turkey
- 1 16-ounce can jellied cranberry sauce
- 1 cup bottled barbecue sauce
- Lightly spray a large baking pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
- For meatballs: in a very large bowl, beat egg with a fork. Stir in bread crumbs, onion, salt, garlic powder, and cloves. Add the ground turkey and mix well. Shape into 60 meatballs.
- Place meatballs in prepared pan. Bake in a 350 F oven for 15 to 18 minutes or until done (internal temperature should be 165 F).
- Meanwhile, in a 4-quart slow cooker, stir together the cranberry sauce and barbecue sauce. Add cooked meatballs, stirring gently to coat. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 2 to 3 hours or on high-heat setting for 1 to 1-1/2 hours. (Meatballs may be kept warm on low-heat setting for up to 1 hour more.) Serve with toothpicks.
- Calories 2015
- Total Fat: 72 g 110.77%
- Saturated Fat: 18 g 90%
- Cholesterol: 626 mg 208.67%
- Sodium: 5939 mg 247.46%
- Potassium: 2869 mg 81.97%
- Total Carbohydrate: 157 g %
- Sugar: 100 g
- Protein: 185 g
- Vitamin A: 24.22%
- Calcium: 281 mg 28.1%
- Iron: 13 mg 72.22%
Recipe adapted from: Midwest Living
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