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Slow-Cooker Cranberry Barbecue Meatballs

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Slow-Cooker Cranberry Barbecue Meatballs
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 3 hr 50 min
  • Servings 24
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Tart cranberry-orange and zesty barbecue sauces coat tasty homemade meatballs that are conveniently kept warm in a slow cooker.
Updated Aug 19, 2010

Ingredients

Meatballs

  • 1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
  • 1/2 lb ground pork
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 1/4 cup Progresso™ plain bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 egg

Sauce

  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup cranberry-orange sauce (from 9.2-oz jar)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Make With
Make With
Progresso Breadcrumbs

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 15x10x1-inch pan with cooking spray. In large bowl, mix all meatball ingredients. Shape into 1-inch meatballs. Place in pan. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until no longer pink in center and juice is clear.
  • 2
    In 2- to 2 1/2-quart slow cooker, mix all sauce ingredients except parsley until well blended. Add meatballs.
  • 3
    Cover and cook on Low heat setting 2 to 3 hours or until thoroughly heated. Stir in parsley. Serve meatballs with cocktail forks or toothpicks. Meatballs will hold on Low heat setting up to 2 hours; stir occasionally.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Serve meatballs on small hard rolls for a great hot sandwich.
  • tip 2
    Use 1/2 pound bulk Italian sausage in place of the ground pork for a spicy kick.

Nutrition

90 Calories, 4g Total Fat, 6g Protein, 8g Total Carbohydrate, 5g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
90
Calories from Fat
35
Total Fat
4g
6%
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
7%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
25mg
9%
Sodium
210mg
9%
Potassium
100mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
8g
3%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
5g
Protein
6g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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