Slow Cooker Cranberry Spiced Glazed Meatball Appetizers

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Here is the perfect appetizer with a little sweetness to kick off the holiday tables. This is an appetizer everyone loves, it's bursting with fall and has a little kick to it too! Hope you enjoy them. Keep them on warm in the slow cooker for all day appetizers especially on game day. Check out the recipe below!

Slow Cooker Cranberry Spiced Glazed Meatball Appetizers

Meatball Recipe:

4 pounds of lean ground beef 
4 slices soft bread crust removed
1 tablespoons Italian seasoning
3 tablespoon grating cheese
2 eggs
1 teaspoon granulated garlic
1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
cayenne pepper to taste 
 Place the bread into a food processor until fine. Mix everything together in a bowl with the crumbs. Form into 1 inch balls and bake on a foil lined greased pan on 350 degree hot oven,  until they are  cooked around 35 minutes. In the mean time make the sauce.

Sauce for the Slow cooker

2 cans cranberry jelly
3 cups barbecue sauce
dash of cayenne pepper
1/2 cup bourbon or (orange juice if for kids)
2 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon granulated garlic
pinch of cinnamon
pinch of nutmeg

Add all ingredients into the slow cooker. I use a liner so they don't stick. Add the meatballs, place on high for around 1 1/2 hours. They will keep all day on warm and gets better by the day with flavor.

1 comment

  1. I haven't made these wonderful and delicious cranberry meatballs in years...a smart thing to use a plastic liner, hopefully its one of those things that can withstand the 'heat'!


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