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Bear N Mom Recipes - Glazed Sweet Meatball Appetizers

Updated on July 10, 2014
Homemade meatball with Cranberry and Chili sauce over them
Homemade meatball with Cranberry and Chili sauce over them
Mixing the ground beef
Mixing the ground beef
cookie scoop used to shape meatballs
cookie scoop used to shape meatballs

This is another recipe that reflects Nunny's favorite saying "Try it -- You'll like it." For this one you have a different appetizer for a party in the form of ground meat and cranberries or the sweet meatball. A friend of mine brought this to a work pot luck lunch. I experimented until I got it right.


  • 2 pounds ground meat
  • 1 cup corn flake crumbs
  • 1/3 cup dried parsley
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/3 cup catsup
  • 2 tablesp minced onion


  • 1 can (1#) jellied cranberry sauce
  • 1 bottle (12 oz.) chili sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Combine meatball ingredients and shape into walnut size balls. I use a cookie scoop to get the right size.

Mix sauce ingredients together. Pour over meat balls.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Put some pretty toothpicks into those babies and put them out on the table.

made with packaged meatballs
made with packaged meatballs

In a Hurry Alternative

You can cheat by buying a bag of frozen meatballs at the supermarket and then just making the sauce to pour over them before you bake them. It's not quite the same sense of achievement but it works when you are in a hurry to get done.

© 2009 Laura L Scotty


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