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Holiday Meatballs

This is an old throw-back recipe. My Holiday Meatball recipe uses ground turkey and is glazed in a combination of chili sauce and grape jelly. Sounds like it shouldn't work, but it does.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Course Starter
Cuisine General
Servings 16 Meatballs
Calories 42 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


  • 1  Lb. Ground Turkey
  • 1/4 Onion, finely chopped
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • 1/4 Cup Italian dry breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 Tsp. Garlic powder
  • 1/2 Tsp. Kosher salt
  • 1/4 Tsp. Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. Olive oil
  • 1/2 Cup  Chili Sauce
  • 1/2 Cup   Cranberry Sauce (jellied)


  • In a large bowl, mix the turkey, onion, egg, breadcrumbs, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Form the meat into appetizer size meatballs. You should get about 16 meatballs.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat on the stove. Add the olive oil. When really hot, add the meatballs and brown on all sides. Cook for a total of 8 – 10 minutes until browned and cooked through.
  • Meanwhile, heat the jellied cranberry sauce and chili sauce on the stove in a large pot. Cook until the jelly is liquid and completely melted into the sauce. Stir until combined.
  • Drop the meatballs into the sauce and gently toss until the meatballs are completely glazed. Serve in a bowl or on a platter with toothpicks.


Serving: 6gCalories: 42kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 7gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.4gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 202mgPotassium: 114mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 65IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 3mgIron: 0.3mg
Keyword appetizer, holidays, starter, turkey
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