Cranberry Meatballs Recipe

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Cranberry Meatballs Recipe

Impress your guests with these surprising meatballs with a cranberry and sauerkraut sauce.

How To Make Cranberry Meatballs

5 from 1 vote
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 1 hr 10 mins
Total: 1 hr 30 mins


For Meatballs:

  • 2 lb ground beef
  • 2 oz dry onion soup mix
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs, seasoned
  • 1 egg

For Sauce:

  • 16 oz catsup
  • 16 oz water
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 16 oz whole cranberry sauce
  • 16 oz sauerkraut, rinsed/drained


  1. Combine all meatball ingredients in a bowl and form into cocktail-sized balls. Place in a large shallow roasting pan.

  2. For sauce, combine all ingredients in a saucepan and simmer 10 minutes. Pour over meatballs and bake at 350 for 1 hour. Keep warm in a covered ovenproof serving dish until serving.

  3. Serve with fancy toothpicks. These can be prepared a day or two ahead of your party and reheated/served in a crock pot.


  • Sugar: 63g
  • :
  • Calcium: 111mg
  • Calories: 634kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 81g
  • Cholesterol: 101mg
  • Fat: 24g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Iron: 4mg
  • Potassium: 718mg
  • Protein: 24g
  • Saturated Fat: 9g
  • Sodium: 1668mg
  • Vitamin A: 355IU
  • Vitamin C: 12mg
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