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Slow Cooker Cranberry Meatballs

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Rating: 5/5 5 stars
1 review

ready in: 2-5 hrs
serves/makes:   16

recipe id: 29974
cook method: crock pot, stovetop

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2 pounds ground beef
2 eggs
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
1 cup dry bread crumbs
1/4 cup water
1 can (16 ounce size) cranberry sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3/4 cup bottled chili sauce


Combine ground beef, eggs, salt, pepper, onion, bread crumbs and water. Shape into meatballs and brown in a medium skillet; drain.

Combine cranberry sauce, brown sugar, lemon juice and chili sauce in a medium sauce pan. Simmer; stirring until smooth. Place meatballs in a crock pot and pour sauce over them. Cover; cook on Low for 3 to 4 hours.

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Bonnie, Hartford, Connecticut, USA


246 calories, 13 grams fat, 20 grams carbohydrates, 12 grams protein per serving.
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Mar 20, 2002

REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
I like these better than the meatballs that just use cranberry sauce and chili sauce. They have more depth of flavor this way. I make this every year for our holiday party.

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