Bite-Size Cranberry Meatballs

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May. 23, 2013

Tangy and sweet, these bite-size meatballs are delicious little tidbits just perfect for an appetizer party, tailgating or family get-together!


Ground beef 2 Pound
Stuffing mix with cranberries 6 Ounce
Egg 2 , beaten
Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
For sauce
Barbecue sauce 16 Ounce
Canned whole berry cranberry sauce 14 Ounce



1. Lighly grease a 15 X 10 inch jelly roll pan.

2. Preheat the oven to 400F.


3. In a large bowl, place ground beef, stuffing mix, eggs and water, combine well.

4. Divide the mixture into 48 equal sized balls and arrange on the jelly roll pan.

5. Bake at 400F for 16 minutes or until the beef is no longer pink.

6. In a sauce pan heated over medium heat, pour barbecue sauce and cranberry sauce, allow to boil.

8. Add the meat balls, simmer for few minutes, until the met balls are well coated with sauce.


9. Insert toothpicks to each ball and serve with your choice of dip.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 20

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 236Calories from Fat 139

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 15 g23.1%

Saturated Fat 4 g20%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 118 mg4.92%

Total Carbohydrates 16 g5.3%

Dietary Fiber %

Sugars 10 g

Protein 10 g20%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet