Cranberry-Glazed Appetizer Meatballs

Cranberry-Glazed Appetizer Meatballs

Cranberries balance the spicy flavor of chili sauce in a fabulous holiday appetizer.

Prep Time

40

Minutes

Total Time

1:10

Hr:Mins

Makes

30

servings

Meatballs
1 1/2
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1/2
cup finely chopped onion (about 1 medium)
1/2
cup Progresso® plain bread crumbs
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper
2
eggs, slightly beaten
Sauce
1
bottle (12 oz) chili sauce (1 1/2 cups)
1/2
can (16-oz size) jellied cranberry sauce (1 cup)
Garnish, if desired
60
fresh cranberries, if desired
  1. Heat oven to 375┬░F. In large bowl, stir meatball ingredients until well mixed. Shape into 1-inch balls; place in ungreased 15x10x1-inch pan.
  2. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until meatballs are thoroughly cooked and no longer pink in center.
  3. Meanwhile, in 3-quart saucepan, stir sauce ingredients until well blended. Heat to boiling over medium heat. Reduce heat to low; simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add meatballs to sauce; stir to coat. Cook over medium heat about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly heated. Thread cranberries on toothpicks; stick toothpicks in meatballs to serve.
Makes 30 servings (2 meatballs each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Kitchen Tips
Prepare and bake the meatballs up to 24 hours before your party. Cover and refrigerate them. Just before serving, prepare the sauce and heat the meatballs in it.
Keep the meatballs warm by serving them in a chafing dish or fondue pot. Provide small forks or cocktail toothpicks for easy eating.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 80
    • (Calories from Fat 25),
  • Total Fat 3g
    • (Saturated Fat 1g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 30mg;
  • Sodium 250mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 8g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 5g),
  • Protein 5g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.