Cocktail Meatballs

Cocktail Meatballs

Appetizers and Snacks Meat and Poultry Meatball Appetizers

These tasty meatballs will disappear quickly from anyone's holiday party. My mom makes them every year for New Years Eve, and now so do I. These do very well in a slow cooker, as you can simmer them before serving, as well as keep them hot for the duration of your party.

Servings per recipe: 10
Calories per serving: 193
Preparation time: 20m
Total cooking time: 1h 45m


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons minced onion
  • 1 (8 ounce) can jellied cranberry sauce
  • 3/4 cup chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice


  • 1   Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • 2   In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, egg, water, bread crumbs, and minced onion. Roll into small meatballs.
  • 3   Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, turning once.
  • 4   In a slow cooker or large saucepan over low heat, blend the cranberry sauce, chili sauce, brown sugar, and lemon juice. Add meatballs, and simmer for 1 hour before serving.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 10.2g 16%
    Saturated Fat 4.0g  
Cholesterol 53mg 18%
Sodium 85mg 3%
Potassium 183mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 15.2g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0.5g 2%
Protein 9.8g 20%
Sugars 10g  
Vitamin A 34IU  
Vitamin C 9mg  
Calcium 19mg  
Iron 1mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 4mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 12mg  
Folate 13mcg