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Cocktail Meatballs

Cocktail Meatballs


2 lbs. ground beef
2 eggs
1/3 cup catsup
2 tbsps. soy sauce
1 cup corn flake crumbs
1/3 cup dried parsley
2 tbsps. instant minced onion
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. pepper

1 lb. can jellied cranberry sauce
12 oz. bottle chili sauce
2 tbsps. firmly packed brown sugar
1 tbsp. lemon juice


1.  Meatballs:  Combine eggs, catsup, soy sauce, corn flake crumbs, parsley, minced onion, garlic powder, and pepper, mixing well. Add the ground beef and mix until the seasoning mixture is well incorporated with the beef. Use a small cookie scoop to start the forming of the meatballs. Roll into nice looking balls and place in shallow baking dish or pan. (Yield should be roughly 62 meatballs)

2.  Sauce : Mash up the cranberry sauce in saucepan first as it smooths out faster. Add chili sauce, brown sugar and lemon juice. Cook until mixture is smooth and cranberry sauce melted.

3. Pour cranberry sauce mixture over meatballs and bake uncovered in 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.


Cocktail Meatballs
Recipe Notes
Cocktail Meatballs
October 31, 2018

- I have made this with the equal amount of barbeque sauce (1 1/2 cups) substituted for the chili sauce and it was also very good.

- To make this really quick, you can use frozen premade meatballs. Just add the cranberry chile sauce topping on the defrosted meatballs and heat thoroughly.

- I used lean ground beef from Costco which has only 9% fat. The nutritional information provided is based on the lean ground beef

Nutrition Information
Cocktail Meatballs
Serving Size:
Amount Per Serving
Calories 3066.18
Calories from Fat 803.20
Total Fat
Saturated Fat
Trans Fat
Total Carbohydrate
Dietary Fiber
Vitamin A 148%
Vitamin C 54%
Calcium 17%
Iron 305%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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