Saucy Cranberry Meatballs

Saucy Cranberry Meatballs

Oh friends, I have an easy, easy, easy little recipe for you today!  My Saucy Cranberry Meatballs are a MUST this holiday season for your family!  We enjoyed ours over rice for supper, but honestly, next time, I’m going to make them as an appetizer and just serve them a la carte instead at a party.  Only three ingredients required.  If you haven’t had Hoisin sauce…it’s kind of like an Asian BBQ sauce.  Trust me, you’ll like it!  Who doesn’t need easy recipes like that this holiday season?!

This recipe makes one pound of meatballs.

Shopping List
1 (1 pound bag) of frozen meatballs (we used Italian-style chicken meatballs)
1 (14 oz) can of whole berry cranberry sauce
1 (9 oz) bottle of Hoisin sauce (found on the Asian food aisle)
cooked white rice (if you’re serving as an entree)
chopped green onions (if you’re serving as an entree)

In your slow cooker, add in your meatballs, cranberry sauce and Hoisin sauce.  Cover and cook on low 6 to 8 hours or on high 3 to 4 hours.

That’s it!

If you’re serving as an entree, you can plate up some cooked and fluffy rice to go under your meatballs and garnish with a few chopped green onions, or if you’re serving as an appetizer, you’re done!

Easy as that!

Saucy Cranberry Meatballs


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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog November 7, 2017 at 4:35 am

    I love anything with cranberries and cranberry sauce, especially this time of the year. Meatballs sounds delicious!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Erika Slaughter November 7, 2017 at 4:38 am

    3 ingredients?? I can already tell this will be a new favorite!

  • Narci Dreffs November 7, 2017 at 6:16 am

    Yum! I can’t wait to try this! Looks delish!

  • Christina November 7, 2017 at 6:23 am

    Did you use cocktail size meatballs or regular size?

    • Mix and Match Mama November 7, 2017 at 7:07 am

      I used regular but it would work with cocktail size too!

  • Emily Harrison November 7, 2017 at 8:54 am

    Yummy! We love to make meatballs with grape jelly & bbq sauce. Excited to try this one.

  • Kelly Schenk November 7, 2017 at 9:53 am

    Sounds soooo yummy!! Did you use already cooked meatballs?

    • Mix and Match Mama November 7, 2017 at 12:55 pm


  • Alicia November 7, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    Do you have a favorite slow cooker? Thanks!

    • Mix and Match Mama November 8, 2017 at 5:00 am

      Yes! The All Clad from Williams-Sonoma :).