Sweet, savory, tender, fluffy--these Cranberry Meatballs are toothpick-ready & holiday-festive w/ cranberry sauce! Your holiday go-to recipe!
Course Main Course
Keyword Cranberry Meatballs, Cranberry Meatballs Recipe, How Do I Make Cranberry Meatballs, How To Make Cranberry Meatballs
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Total Time 40minutes
Servings 6-8 persons
2large eggslightly beaten
1/3cupsoft bread crumbs
1/2teaspoondried thyme leaves
1(16-ounce) cancranberry sauce
1(12-ounce) jarchili sauce
1/4cupsweet orange marmalade
2tablespoonsred wine vinegar
1/4teaspoonred pepper flakes
In a large mixing bowl, combine the meatball ingredients until evenly combined.
Shape mixture into a 1-inch meatball, you'll have about 54.
In a large skillet, brown meatballs in batches, over medium-high heat. Remove browned meatballs to a paper towel-lined plate and set aside.
In a pan (large enough to accommodate and mix the meatballs-later) mix together all the sauce ingredients until combined. Over medium heat, cook the sauce, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is smooth, about 5 minutes.
Add the meatballs, reducing heat to low, and cook, gently stirring, for 15-20 minutes or until the center of meatballs are no longer pink. Serve
Don't skip browning the meatballs.
When it's time to compress the meat mixture into balls, don’t overdo it. Just gently roll the balls between your hands.