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Cranberry BBQ Crockpot Meatballs | The perfect appetizer for a party or game day... with just 3 ingredients and just 5 minutes of prep!  Pop it all in your slow cooker and enjoy! | https://www.thechunkychef.com | #appetizer #meatballs #party #easyrecipe #crockpot #slowcooker
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Cranberry BBQ Crockpot Meatballs

With just 5 minutes of prep, these crockpot meatballs simmer in a mouthwatering cranberry bbq sauce that's perfect for a party or holiday!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 5 mins
Course: Appetizer
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 290kcal
Author: The Chunky Chef


  • 32 oz frozen appetizer size meatballs, thawed (approximately 60-65 meatballs)
  • 17 oz bottle of your favorite bbq sauce
  • 14 oz can jellied cranberry sauce (or equivalent amount of homemade cranberry sauce)
  • fresh parsley, minced optional garnish
  • black pepper, optional garnish


  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together bbq and cranberry sauce.  Set aside.
  • Add thawed meatballs to bottom of slow cooker, pour sauce over top and stir to combine.
  • Cover, and cook on LOW for 3-4 hours.  For a more glaze-like consistency, take the lid off during the last 30 minutes to an hour.
  • If desired, garnish with a sprinkle of parsley and pepper.


Calories: 290kcal