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, turkey, chicken or venison

4 slices soft bread crust removed

1 tablespoon 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 meantime 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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