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Cranberry BBQ Meatballs


Christmas is my favourite time of the year! Everyone around seems happier, are in a more giving and forgiving mood. The kids are eager to please, in order to make it to Santa’s good kids list. The malls and shopping streets are all dolled up in Christmas deco and lights, so pretty! Even coffee joints rolled out some specially created X’mas drinks to enough with lovely jingles playing in the background. 

But what gets me most excited about this time of the year is being able to spend time with friends and family. Gathering and laughing over good food and company. December is also the busiest time of the year for me. There are more assignments, events, and social gatherings. Ever since my girls joint their current school, their social calendar have been filling my plate even faster. 

That means a lot of cooking and baking that I need to do. So time is of the essence and I need food that I can prepare in a jiffy, food that I can make ahead, and food that will keep for pot lucks and parties. This is one such recipe, and a real crowd pleaser at that. You can pre-make the meatballs, bake it and heat it up in the sauce before the party or even make it within 40 minutes at once if you like.

If you’d like to simplify things a little more, this cook kit is available at Cookit SG as well. Get the pre-portioned ingredients together with easy to follow step-by-step recipe card delivered to your door step. Saving you the trouble of shopping, measuring the ingredients, or having to figure out what to do with left-over ingredients. 

Have a very Merry Christmas my dear friends! I hope you’ll enjoy this recipe as much as we did! 

Cranberry BBQ Meatballs
Serves 8 as an appetizer
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  1. 500g Ground beef
  2. 1 Egg (60g
  3. 50g Panko bread crumbs
  4. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  5. 1/2 (40g) yellow onion, minced
  6. 2 tbsp water
  7. 1 226g canned cranberry sauce/jelly
  8. 204g (3/4 cup) BBQ sauce
  9. 2 tsp lemon juice
  10. 2 tsp brown sugar 1 tsp
  11. Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 200C
  2. In a large bowl, add beef, egg, bread crumbs, water, onion, garlic, salt, and black pepper.
  3. Use hand to mix until just combined.
  4. Shape into 1 inch meatballs.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes.
  6. In a saucepan, break up cranberry jelly/sauce. Pour in bbq sauce.
  7. Over medium heat, blend the sauce together with brown sugar.
  8. When meatballs are done, add it into the sauce, and simmer on medium low heat for 10 minutes.
  9. Stir in lemon juice and serve.
  1. Do not over work your meatballs or it will get tough.
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  • Reply
    16 December, 2016 at 11:13 am

    Hi Sharon,Firstly I would like to thank you for all the wonderful recipes.My family really love it.Question for this meatball recipes, what type of BBQ sauce is use here? Can I use Hunt’s ?

    • Reply
      Sharon Lam
      16 December, 2016 at 11:43 am

      Hi Jelene, thanks for the kind note! Yes, you can use hunts or any brand your prefer. Normally I use sweet baby ray or hunts. πŸ™‚

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