Mix meat ingredients well and shape into 3 dozen small balls. Brown slowly in skillet without added fat. Drain well, add to sauce and simmer gently about 10 minutes. Serve hot with cocktail picks.
FOR THE CHERRY SAUCE: Drain cherries from a 1 pound can or from a 1 pound jar and put syrup in large saucepan. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Cut cherries in half and add to mixture. Cook, stirring, until clear and slightly thickened.