Cranberry-Glazed Appetizer Meatballs

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

  • prep time 40 min
  • total time 1 hr 10 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 30

Ingredients

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.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    80
    (
    Calories from Fat
    25),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    3g
    3%
    (Saturated Fat
    1g,
    1%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    30mg
    30%;
    Sodium
    250mg
    250%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    8g
    8%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    5g
    5%
    ),
    Protein
    5g
    5%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    2%;
    Vitamin C
    2%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    4%;
    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.
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