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Cranberry Meatballs

Cranberry Meatballs are the perfect party appetizer!
Author: Marlynn Jayme Schotland | UrbanBlissLife


  • 2 cups cranberries
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 jar of barbecue sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 22- ounce package pre-made frozen meatballs approximately 22-24 meatballs


  • In a small saucepan, bring water and sugar to a low boil. When sugar dissolved, slowly add cranberries and lemon juice. Boil until cranberries "pop" and become soft. Lower heat and simmer about 5-7 minutes, until most of the cranberries have popped and the sauce thickens slightly. Remove from heat and add barbecue sauce and brown sugar. Stir well to combine.
  • Add entire package of frozen meatballs to a slow cooker (no need to thaw). Pour cranberry sauce over meatballs.
  • Slow cook on high for 2 hours or low for 4-5 hours.