Slow-Cooker Cranberry Barbecue Meatballs

Tart cranberry-orange and zesty barbecue sauces coat tasty homemade meatballs that are conveniently kept warm in a slow cooker.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 3 hr 50 min
  • ingredients 14
  • servings 24

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
  • 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.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    90
    (
    Calories from Fat
    35),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    4g
    4%
    (Saturated Fat
    1 1/2g,
    1 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    25mg
    25%;
    Sodium
    210mg
    210%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    8g
    8%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    5g
    5%
    ),
    Protein
    6g
    6%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    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 Choices:
    1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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