Slow Cooker Cranberry Meatballs

These Cranberry Meatballs are the perfect appetizer for your next get together. Make a delicious party food in just 10 minutes with 6 simple ingredients!

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Why These Cranberry Meatballs Are The Perfect Easy Appetizer Recipe

When it comes to simple yet delicious appetizers, there are few as tasty and crazy simple as BBQ meatballs. You simply throw them in the slow cooker or your pressure cooker, add some sauce ingredients and sit back and relax while the cook to perfection.

But why stop at BBQ sauce when you can amp up the flavor even more? You know I’m not one to shy away from tampering with tried and true recipes, and these Cranberry Meatballs benefited quite nicely from me doing so.

Now I know that I typically shy away from using canned or processed ingredients in my recipes, but let’s be honest, sometimes you just need a quick, simple dish that you can through together with minimal effort.

This Cranberry Meatballs recipe is as simple as it gets. You can either throw all of the ingredients into the slow cooker and let them cook while you work on another dish, or you can just throw them in the Instant Pot and have them done in just 5 minutes. Either way, you’re in for quite a treat.

These Cranberry Meatballs are perfect for your next holiday get together with their delightfully tart, tangy and sweet saucy goodness. You can cook them at home and simply take the slow cooker or Instant Pot with you, making it the perfect easy appetizer to make and take with you.

Simply set the slow cooker or Instant Pot on low when you get to your destination and they’re warm and ready to go! Now let’s get to cooking…

How To Make These Cranberry Meatballs

  1. Throw all of the ingredients in a slow cooker and cook until heated through (about 2-3 hours).
  2. Alternatively, throw in an Instant Pot and cook on high for 5 minutes.
  3. Mix well and sprinkle with orange zest.
  4. Leave Instant Pot on warm or slow cooker on low to serve.

Tips And Tricks For Making Cranberry BBQ Meatballs

  • I think unless you plan to drink the sauce (which really, don’t), the nutritional information below is probably higher in sugar/carbs than what you will end up ingesting.
  • If you’d like you can make your own meatballs for this Cranberry Meatballs recipe. You can simply use my Taco Meatballs and omit the taco seasoning and cilantro.

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So the next time you’re gathering for a holiday event or football game, save yourself some time and effort and make this simple and simply delicious Cranberry Meatballs recipe!

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Slow Cooker Cranberry Meatballs

These Cranberry Meatballs are the perfect appetizer for your next get together! Make a delicious party food in just 10 minutes with 6 simple ingredients!

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Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Course: Appetizers, Snacks

Cuisine: American

Keyword: Cranberry Barbecue Meatballs, Cranberry Meatball Recipe, Cranberry Meatballs

Servings: 4

Calories: 216kcal

Author: Urvashi Pitre
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Ingredients

Instructions

Tips And Tricks For Making Cranberry BBQ Meatballs

  • I think unless you plan to drink the sauce (which really, don’t), the nutritional information below is probably higher in sugar/carbs than what you will end up ingesting.
  • If you’d like you can make your own meatballs for this Cranberry Meatballs recipe. You can simply use my Taco Meatballs and omit the taco seasoning and cilantro.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 11g

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Originally Published December 19, 2019