A Sure Party Pleaser! Cranberry and BBQ One Bite Meatballs.

 If you are having family and friends in this month to celebrate then try our appetizer for Cranberry and BBQ One Bite Meatballs! What would a celebration be without these little mouth-watering morsels of deliciousness? This recipe will have your guests asking you for the recipe. We hope that this recipe will become one of your family and friends favourites and that you make it for all your celebrations.


  • 2 lbs. lean ground beef
  • 1 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons seasoned dry bread crumbs
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoons finely chopped white onion
  • 3/4 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup of whole cranberries (in the can)
  • 1/4 can (6 oz) tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • dash of tabasco sauce


Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, 1/3 cup ketchup, bread crumbs, egg, onion, garlic, black pepper, salt and tabasco. With hands or wooden spoon, mix lightly but thoroughly; shape into 1-inch meatballs. Brown meatballs in a frying pan to start and then transfer to a baking dish. If you are going to be reheating the meatballs do not over cook or they will be dry. Note: meatballs are to be small so cooking time will depend on how large you made them. Meatballs are to be a one bite appetizer and try not to have sauce dripping off the meatballs or it will be very messy for your guests to handle.
Mix remaining 1 cup ketchup, brown sugar, tomato paste, soy sauce, vinegar, and hot pepper sauce in a medium bowl. Pour over meatballs and place in the oven for approximately 15-20 minutes. Place meatballs on a platter with edges.
Serve with cocktail picks and napkins. 
Makes about 4 dozen 1-inch meatballs.