Forget Finger Foods, These Meatballs are Spoon Food

Credit: Allrecipes

These little fellas are great for a winter party.

Cocktail Meatballs

 Prep Time 20 minutes
 Cook Time 1 hour 25 minutes
 Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
 Servings 10


  •  1 pound lean ground beef
  •  1 egg
  •  2 tablespoons water
  •  1/2 cup bread crumbs
  •  3 tablespoons minced onion
  •  1 8 ounce can jellied cranberry sauce
  •  3/4 cup chili sauce
  •  1 tablespoon brown sugar
  •  1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice


  1. Turn the oven up to 350.

  2. In a big bowl, mix up the beef, egg, water, bread crumbs, and minced onion. Roll that beefy mixture into small meatballs.

  3. Bake the balls in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes, turning them over midway through.

  4. In a slow cooker, blend together the cranberry sauce, chili sauce, brown sugar, and lemon juice. Add in the meatballs, and let everything simmer for an hour.

  5. For serving, you can leave everything in the pot, and place spoons next to it to grab meatballs. If you want something a little fancier, place individual balls into spoons with a small dollop of sauce on each.