"These cocktail meatballs are perfect for a Christmas, New Year's Eve, or any party that you want to impress. They are the first appetizer to go, and everyone wants the recipe. The recipe originated in Cape Cod (cranberry country). Bon appetit!" — jazzyrobn
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chopped fresh parsley
1 (16 ounce) can
jellied cranberry sauce (such as Ocean Spray®)
1 1/2 cups
2 1/2 tablespoons
packed brown sugar
These meatballs are the best EVER! I've been making them for over 3 decades and they have always been a hit. Always the first appetizer to go! The vibrant color alone make it a perfect appetizer for the holidays. If I could, I would give them 10 STARS!
I really didn't like them. It was a disappointment as I took them to a buffet for Christmas. People said they were good tho'. I won't make them again. I did make them as written in the recipe.
I made the meatballs larger so I could serve it as a supper and it was very good. Very moist meatballs, sauce just had a touch of sweetness and was very good served with rice. I would definitely do this as an appetizer at a party or potluck!
Great recipe, even used ground sirloin 90% and they were still very soft and delicious.
I love this recipie, and occasionally add crushed pinapple to the glaze in order to make it taste more like sweet n sour sauce.
Made these meatballs for a Christmas party and they were AWESOME! Everybody raved about them. The recipe made 60 cocktail meatballs.
I have also made these meatballs for 30 years and they are always a hit at potlucks and family parties. Once made I put them in a crockpot on low and they are good to go for all day snacking. :)
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Cape Cod Cocktail Meatballs
Serving Size: 1/20 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 20
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 56
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