Cocktail Meatballs

Cocktail Meatballs

  • Prep: 30 min
  • Cook Time: 35 min
  • Total: 1 hr 5 min
  • Serving: About 70 1-inch meatballs

If you are going to pass around a hot appetizer at your next gathering, then make sure you have these sweet and spicy meatballs on the menu.


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup crushed cornflakes
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons minced onion
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped parsley
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 16 ounces (1-1/2 cups) jellied cranberry sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1, 12-ounce bottle chili sauce


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, add the beef, cornflakes, ketchup, soy sauce, onion, parsley, garlic, pepper and eggs, and mix together with a large fork or by hand.
  3. Roll beef mixture into 1-inch in diameter meatballs and then place in a 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
  4. Add the brown sugar, cranberry sauce, lemon juice and chili sauce to a medium-sized saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Stir well to make sure that the cranberry sauce has totally melted.
  5. Pour the cranberry mixture over the meatballs and bake for 30 minutes. Serve on a platter with toothpicks.

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