Glazed Cranberry Cocktail Meatballs

Glazed Cranberry Cocktail Meatballs- so easy and so addictive! Perfect for any potluck!

One of the absolute best parts of the holiday season is the rekindling of relationships. Everyone seems to slow down during the holidays and put aside our busy lives to get back to their roots of family and friends for holiday parties filled with good cheer, food, and drink. It’s a beautiful thing and I’ve got the perfect recipe to help get you into the spirit!

Meet my Glazed Cranberry Cocktail Meatballs! The perfect foodie solution to your potluck problems! They are the epitome of sweet and salty perfection, super easy to make, and addictive. I probably popped 5-8 of them in my mouth before I was even able to plate them for the photos for the blog post 😉. They pair perfectly with a big glass of Cavit Select Red Blend Wine, which I would know since I’m enjoying a plate/glass as I write this up! Cavit Trentino wines hail from northern Italy and make a fantastic accompaniment to any of your holiday eats. The Select Red Blend is full of rich and bold flavor that make you want to keep on sippin’ and is perfect for sharing with your loved ones as you reconnect.

Glazed Cranberry Cocktail Meatballs- so easy and so addictive! Perfect for any potluck!Glazed Cranberry Cocktail Meatballs- so easy and so addictive! Perfect for any potluck!

Need more recipe inspiration for what to pair your Cavit wine with? Check out these delicious Braised Lamb Bites with Feta Thyme Sauce!

Glazed Cranberry Cocktail Meatballs- so easy and so addictive! Perfect for any potluck!

Glazed Cranberry Cocktail Meatballs
 
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Ingredients
  • 1lb ground beef
  • ¼ cup finely minced onion
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp water
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 2 tbsp bbq sauce
  • 1 12 oz can jelly cranberry sauce
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine the ground beef, onion, bread crumbs, egg, and water, using your hands to mix everything thoroughly. Roll into 1½ inch balls and place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes.
  3. While the meatballs are baking, combine the ketchup, bbq sauce, jellied cranberry sauce, and brown sugar in a medium-sized pot. Bring to a simmer.
  4. Once the meatballs are done, add them to the cranberry mixture and let cook for an additional 10-15 minutes. Serve hot.

 

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