Kittencal's Spicy Glazed Mini Garlic Cocktail Meatballs

Total Time
24hrs 25mins
Prep 24 hrs
Cook 25 mins

This may also be made using Lil Smokies in place of meatballs --- these are at there best served from a crockpot with a long fork, you may bake the meatballs, cool then freeze just thaw in refrigerator overnight and drop in the simmering sauce, the meatballs may be oven-baked or cooked in a skillet --- you might need to adjust the sauce ingredients to suit taste, if you like more cranberry flavor then increase the cranberry sauce by half a can or one can --- also see my Kittencal's Italian Melt-In-Your-Mouth Meatballs

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place all ingredients in a large bowl; mix well using clean hands (you might need more breadcrumbs to hold the mixture together).
  2. Shape into about 1-inch balls.
  3. Place on a baking sheet.
  4. Bake 350 degrees for about 22-25 minutes or until cooked through or you may fry in a skillet.
  5. For the sauce; in a large saucepan over medium heat blend the cranberry sauce, chili sauce, brown sugar, lemon juice (start with 2 tablespoons lemon juice) and hot sauce to taste; mix to combine then adjust ingredients to suit taste if desired.
  6. Add in the cooked meatballs and simmer for about 45 minutes.
  7. transfer to a chafing dish or crockpot to keep warm.
Most Helpful

These went over nicely for a snacky for NewYears day. I made the meatballs the day b/f and refrigerated. Then the next day whipped together the sauce and placed all in a crock-pot for a few hours and joila...home-made meatballs. The garlic from the meatballs along with the cranberry sauce complimented each other nicely. Made for Chef's Pick in KK's forum~

CoffeeB January 01, 2010

These were a hit at our Christmas Eve party. I love the sauce. I wish I'd made more because there weren't any left over!

CrazyBoutCooking December 31, 2009

These were so good. I know a lot of people use frozen meatballs to save time, but these meatballs are so delicious, it would be a crime to not use them! I baked the meatballs and added them to the crockpot. I poured the sauce mixture over them and let them heat for a couple of hours. They were even better the next day!

LizP January 18, 2009