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Slow-Cooker Cranberry Barbecue Meatballs

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  2 reviews
  • 30 min prep time
  • 3 hr 50 min total time
  • 14 ingredients
  • 24 servings
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Tart cranberry-orange and zesty barbecue sauces coat tasty homemade meatballs that are conveniently kept warm in a slow cooker.

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

Steps

  • 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.
  • 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.

Expert Tips

Serve meatballs on small hard rolls for a great hot sandwich.

Use 1/2 pound bulk Italian sausage in place of the ground pork for a spicy kick.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
90
Calories from Fat
35
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
6%
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
7%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
25mg
9%
Sodium
210mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate
8g
3%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
5g
5%
Protein
6g
6%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
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 Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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