Crock Pot Meatballs in Cranberry Sauce

READY IN: 10hrs 30mins
Recipe by Debbb

I use ground chicken in this recipe with AMAZING results. The meatballs are very tender & flavourful! For a quick weeknight meal, prepare meatballs & sauce the night before. Refrigerate overnight & turn the crock pot on in the morning.

Top Review by annlouise

Easy to make, but the meat itself was a tad bland. Could have used maybe 1t salt instead of 1/2. I didn't have tomato juice, so I used the juice of a fresh tomato, and about 1/4c apple juice (for acidity and taste I figured that would work). I also used fresh ginger (about 1T sliced) which added a neat kick.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine ground meat, eggs, breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, garlic& paprika in a large bowl.
  3. Mix until thoroughly blended, using hands, if necessary.
  4. Form into balls- about one inch for appetizers or larger for main course.
  5. Bake meatballs on baking sheet in oven for 20 minutes.
  6. Drain meatballs& transfer to crock pot.
  7. Combine ketchup, tomato juice, cranberry sauce, onion, sugar& ginger.
  8. Mix well and pour over meatballs.
  9. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.

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