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Fall Cranberry Meatballs

Fall Cranberry Meatballs

If you’re looking for a quick and simple dinner recipe than look no further. This dish packs plenty of fall...

If you’re looking for a quick and simple dinner recipe than look no further. This dish packs plenty of fall flavor into a burrito. The best part is that it only takes about 10 minutes to make — you can use fully cooked meatballs for this dish and warm it through in the microwave.

Notes

Leftover meatballs are perfect for this recipe or you can use any brand of fully cooked meatballs that you’d like.

Ingredients

  • 10 Casa meatballs
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • 4 six-inch whole-wheat tortillas
  • 4 Tablespoons whole cranberry sauce, divided
  • 1 red apple, thinly sliced
  • 1 red cabbage, thinly sliced

Servings4

Calories Per Serving825

Folate equivalent (total)162µg41%

Riboflavin (B2)0.6mg32.4%


Best Sweet Cranberry Meatballs Appetizer

Looking for a great party appetizer? Try cranberry meatballs this holiday season! We&rsquoll show you how to make easy homemade meatballs and whip together this 3 ingredient sauce too. (originally published 12/19, affiliate links present)

  • Nothing says Christmas like all things cranberry. BUT of course you can make these year round&hellip..
  • You&rsquore going to start with this basic meatball recipe here.
  • It is super versatile!!

We smothered them with cranberry barbecue sauce of sorts but use your imagination and make a ton of different varieties.

This is one of our favorite cranberry recipes though. Let us know what you think in the comments below when you make them!

I suppose you could use leftover cranberry sauce as well as canned. I haven&rsquot tried that yet though so you&rsquoll have to let me know what you thought if you use something with actual fruit in it. Of course it wouldn&rsquot be as smooth as this method.

These are tbhe jellied cranberry bbq sauce ingredients. You just need:

  • Combine ingredients, stir until smooth
  • Cover and cook stirring occasionally
    • You can add a bit of hot sauce too if you want heat

    Beyond pouring this on top of your meatballs you could use this for a lot of other things. Want a festive turkey glaze?

    Try this! Make it in a big pot with little smokies and make those as a party appetizer too. The options are endless really when you find a great sauce.

    We have directions on how to make easy meatballs in the oven below. You could make air fryer meatballs too or Crockpot meatballs though.

    That decision is totally up to you. One is obviously quicker than the other but you can only make a small batch in your air fryer too.

    How do you keep meatballs moist?

    1. Add moist ingredients into the mix
      1. like finely chopped or grated onions, parsley, parmesan cheese, barbecue sauce, etc&hellip.

      Want to make ultimate meatballs for dinner?


      Best Sweet Cranberry Meatballs Appetizer

      Looking for a great party appetizer? Try cranberry meatballs this holiday season! We&rsquoll show you how to make easy homemade meatballs and whip together this 3 ingredient sauce too. (originally published 12/19, affiliate links present)

      • Nothing says Christmas like all things cranberry. BUT of course you can make these year round&hellip..
      • You&rsquore going to start with this basic meatball recipe here.
      • It is super versatile!!

      We smothered them with cranberry barbecue sauce of sorts but use your imagination and make a ton of different varieties.

      This is one of our favorite cranberry recipes though. Let us know what you think in the comments below when you make them!

      I suppose you could use leftover cranberry sauce as well as canned. I haven&rsquot tried that yet though so you&rsquoll have to let me know what you thought if you use something with actual fruit in it. Of course it wouldn&rsquot be as smooth as this method.

      These are tbhe jellied cranberry bbq sauce ingredients. You just need:

      • Combine ingredients, stir until smooth
      • Cover and cook stirring occasionally
        • You can add a bit of hot sauce too if you want heat

        Beyond pouring this on top of your meatballs you could use this for a lot of other things. Want a festive turkey glaze?

        Try this! Make it in a big pot with little smokies and make those as a party appetizer too. The options are endless really when you find a great sauce.

        We have directions on how to make easy meatballs in the oven below. You could make air fryer meatballs too or Crockpot meatballs though.

        That decision is totally up to you. One is obviously quicker than the other but you can only make a small batch in your air fryer too.

        How do you keep meatballs moist?

        1. Add moist ingredients into the mix
          1. like finely chopped or grated onions, parsley, parmesan cheese, barbecue sauce, etc&hellip.

          Want to make ultimate meatballs for dinner?


          Best Sweet Cranberry Meatballs Appetizer

          Looking for a great party appetizer? Try cranberry meatballs this holiday season! We&rsquoll show you how to make easy homemade meatballs and whip together this 3 ingredient sauce too. (originally published 12/19, affiliate links present)

          • Nothing says Christmas like all things cranberry. BUT of course you can make these year round&hellip..
          • You&rsquore going to start with this basic meatball recipe here.
          • It is super versatile!!

          We smothered them with cranberry barbecue sauce of sorts but use your imagination and make a ton of different varieties.

          This is one of our favorite cranberry recipes though. Let us know what you think in the comments below when you make them!

          I suppose you could use leftover cranberry sauce as well as canned. I haven&rsquot tried that yet though so you&rsquoll have to let me know what you thought if you use something with actual fruit in it. Of course it wouldn&rsquot be as smooth as this method.

          These are tbhe jellied cranberry bbq sauce ingredients. You just need:

          • Combine ingredients, stir until smooth
          • Cover and cook stirring occasionally
            • You can add a bit of hot sauce too if you want heat

            Beyond pouring this on top of your meatballs you could use this for a lot of other things. Want a festive turkey glaze?

            Try this! Make it in a big pot with little smokies and make those as a party appetizer too. The options are endless really when you find a great sauce.

            We have directions on how to make easy meatballs in the oven below. You could make air fryer meatballs too or Crockpot meatballs though.

            That decision is totally up to you. One is obviously quicker than the other but you can only make a small batch in your air fryer too.

            How do you keep meatballs moist?

            1. Add moist ingredients into the mix
              1. like finely chopped or grated onions, parsley, parmesan cheese, barbecue sauce, etc&hellip.

              Want to make ultimate meatballs for dinner?


              Best Sweet Cranberry Meatballs Appetizer

              Looking for a great party appetizer? Try cranberry meatballs this holiday season! We&rsquoll show you how to make easy homemade meatballs and whip together this 3 ingredient sauce too. (originally published 12/19, affiliate links present)

              • Nothing says Christmas like all things cranberry. BUT of course you can make these year round&hellip..
              • You&rsquore going to start with this basic meatball recipe here.
              • It is super versatile!!

              We smothered them with cranberry barbecue sauce of sorts but use your imagination and make a ton of different varieties.

              This is one of our favorite cranberry recipes though. Let us know what you think in the comments below when you make them!

              I suppose you could use leftover cranberry sauce as well as canned. I haven&rsquot tried that yet though so you&rsquoll have to let me know what you thought if you use something with actual fruit in it. Of course it wouldn&rsquot be as smooth as this method.

              These are tbhe jellied cranberry bbq sauce ingredients. You just need:

              • Combine ingredients, stir until smooth
              • Cover and cook stirring occasionally
                • You can add a bit of hot sauce too if you want heat

                Beyond pouring this on top of your meatballs you could use this for a lot of other things. Want a festive turkey glaze?

                Try this! Make it in a big pot with little smokies and make those as a party appetizer too. The options are endless really when you find a great sauce.

                We have directions on how to make easy meatballs in the oven below. You could make air fryer meatballs too or Crockpot meatballs though.

                That decision is totally up to you. One is obviously quicker than the other but you can only make a small batch in your air fryer too.

                How do you keep meatballs moist?

                1. Add moist ingredients into the mix
                  1. like finely chopped or grated onions, parsley, parmesan cheese, barbecue sauce, etc&hellip.

                  Want to make ultimate meatballs for dinner?


                  Best Sweet Cranberry Meatballs Appetizer

                  Looking for a great party appetizer? Try cranberry meatballs this holiday season! We&rsquoll show you how to make easy homemade meatballs and whip together this 3 ingredient sauce too. (originally published 12/19, affiliate links present)

                  • Nothing says Christmas like all things cranberry. BUT of course you can make these year round&hellip..
                  • You&rsquore going to start with this basic meatball recipe here.
                  • It is super versatile!!

                  We smothered them with cranberry barbecue sauce of sorts but use your imagination and make a ton of different varieties.

                  This is one of our favorite cranberry recipes though. Let us know what you think in the comments below when you make them!

                  I suppose you could use leftover cranberry sauce as well as canned. I haven&rsquot tried that yet though so you&rsquoll have to let me know what you thought if you use something with actual fruit in it. Of course it wouldn&rsquot be as smooth as this method.

                  These are tbhe jellied cranberry bbq sauce ingredients. You just need:

                  • Combine ingredients, stir until smooth
                  • Cover and cook stirring occasionally
                    • You can add a bit of hot sauce too if you want heat

                    Beyond pouring this on top of your meatballs you could use this for a lot of other things. Want a festive turkey glaze?

                    Try this! Make it in a big pot with little smokies and make those as a party appetizer too. The options are endless really when you find a great sauce.

                    We have directions on how to make easy meatballs in the oven below. You could make air fryer meatballs too or Crockpot meatballs though.

                    That decision is totally up to you. One is obviously quicker than the other but you can only make a small batch in your air fryer too.

                    How do you keep meatballs moist?

                    1. Add moist ingredients into the mix
                      1. like finely chopped or grated onions, parsley, parmesan cheese, barbecue sauce, etc&hellip.

                      Want to make ultimate meatballs for dinner?


                      Best Sweet Cranberry Meatballs Appetizer

                      Looking for a great party appetizer? Try cranberry meatballs this holiday season! We&rsquoll show you how to make easy homemade meatballs and whip together this 3 ingredient sauce too. (originally published 12/19, affiliate links present)

                      • Nothing says Christmas like all things cranberry. BUT of course you can make these year round&hellip..
                      • You&rsquore going to start with this basic meatball recipe here.
                      • It is super versatile!!

                      We smothered them with cranberry barbecue sauce of sorts but use your imagination and make a ton of different varieties.

                      This is one of our favorite cranberry recipes though. Let us know what you think in the comments below when you make them!

                      I suppose you could use leftover cranberry sauce as well as canned. I haven&rsquot tried that yet though so you&rsquoll have to let me know what you thought if you use something with actual fruit in it. Of course it wouldn&rsquot be as smooth as this method.

                      These are tbhe jellied cranberry bbq sauce ingredients. You just need:

                      • Combine ingredients, stir until smooth
                      • Cover and cook stirring occasionally
                        • You can add a bit of hot sauce too if you want heat

                        Beyond pouring this on top of your meatballs you could use this for a lot of other things. Want a festive turkey glaze?

                        Try this! Make it in a big pot with little smokies and make those as a party appetizer too. The options are endless really when you find a great sauce.

                        We have directions on how to make easy meatballs in the oven below. You could make air fryer meatballs too or Crockpot meatballs though.

                        That decision is totally up to you. One is obviously quicker than the other but you can only make a small batch in your air fryer too.

                        How do you keep meatballs moist?

                        1. Add moist ingredients into the mix
                          1. like finely chopped or grated onions, parsley, parmesan cheese, barbecue sauce, etc&hellip.

                          Want to make ultimate meatballs for dinner?


                          Best Sweet Cranberry Meatballs Appetizer

                          Looking for a great party appetizer? Try cranberry meatballs this holiday season! We&rsquoll show you how to make easy homemade meatballs and whip together this 3 ingredient sauce too. (originally published 12/19, affiliate links present)

                          • Nothing says Christmas like all things cranberry. BUT of course you can make these year round&hellip..
                          • You&rsquore going to start with this basic meatball recipe here.
                          • It is super versatile!!

                          We smothered them with cranberry barbecue sauce of sorts but use your imagination and make a ton of different varieties.

                          This is one of our favorite cranberry recipes though. Let us know what you think in the comments below when you make them!

                          I suppose you could use leftover cranberry sauce as well as canned. I haven&rsquot tried that yet though so you&rsquoll have to let me know what you thought if you use something with actual fruit in it. Of course it wouldn&rsquot be as smooth as this method.

                          These are tbhe jellied cranberry bbq sauce ingredients. You just need:

                          • Combine ingredients, stir until smooth
                          • Cover and cook stirring occasionally
                            • You can add a bit of hot sauce too if you want heat

                            Beyond pouring this on top of your meatballs you could use this for a lot of other things. Want a festive turkey glaze?

                            Try this! Make it in a big pot with little smokies and make those as a party appetizer too. The options are endless really when you find a great sauce.

                            We have directions on how to make easy meatballs in the oven below. You could make air fryer meatballs too or Crockpot meatballs though.

                            That decision is totally up to you. One is obviously quicker than the other but you can only make a small batch in your air fryer too.

                            How do you keep meatballs moist?

                            1. Add moist ingredients into the mix
                              1. like finely chopped or grated onions, parsley, parmesan cheese, barbecue sauce, etc&hellip.

                              Want to make ultimate meatballs for dinner?


                              Best Sweet Cranberry Meatballs Appetizer

                              Looking for a great party appetizer? Try cranberry meatballs this holiday season! We&rsquoll show you how to make easy homemade meatballs and whip together this 3 ingredient sauce too. (originally published 12/19, affiliate links present)

                              • Nothing says Christmas like all things cranberry. BUT of course you can make these year round&hellip..
                              • You&rsquore going to start with this basic meatball recipe here.
                              • It is super versatile!!

                              We smothered them with cranberry barbecue sauce of sorts but use your imagination and make a ton of different varieties.

                              This is one of our favorite cranberry recipes though. Let us know what you think in the comments below when you make them!

                              I suppose you could use leftover cranberry sauce as well as canned. I haven&rsquot tried that yet though so you&rsquoll have to let me know what you thought if you use something with actual fruit in it. Of course it wouldn&rsquot be as smooth as this method.

                              These are tbhe jellied cranberry bbq sauce ingredients. You just need:

                              • Combine ingredients, stir until smooth
                              • Cover and cook stirring occasionally
                                • You can add a bit of hot sauce too if you want heat

                                Beyond pouring this on top of your meatballs you could use this for a lot of other things. Want a festive turkey glaze?

                                Try this! Make it in a big pot with little smokies and make those as a party appetizer too. The options are endless really when you find a great sauce.

                                We have directions on how to make easy meatballs in the oven below. You could make air fryer meatballs too or Crockpot meatballs though.

                                That decision is totally up to you. One is obviously quicker than the other but you can only make a small batch in your air fryer too.

                                How do you keep meatballs moist?

                                1. Add moist ingredients into the mix
                                  1. like finely chopped or grated onions, parsley, parmesan cheese, barbecue sauce, etc&hellip.

                                  Want to make ultimate meatballs for dinner?


                                  Best Sweet Cranberry Meatballs Appetizer

                                  Looking for a great party appetizer? Try cranberry meatballs this holiday season! We&rsquoll show you how to make easy homemade meatballs and whip together this 3 ingredient sauce too. (originally published 12/19, affiliate links present)

                                  • Nothing says Christmas like all things cranberry. BUT of course you can make these year round&hellip..
                                  • You&rsquore going to start with this basic meatball recipe here.
                                  • It is super versatile!!

                                  We smothered them with cranberry barbecue sauce of sorts but use your imagination and make a ton of different varieties.

                                  This is one of our favorite cranberry recipes though. Let us know what you think in the comments below when you make them!

                                  I suppose you could use leftover cranberry sauce as well as canned. I haven&rsquot tried that yet though so you&rsquoll have to let me know what you thought if you use something with actual fruit in it. Of course it wouldn&rsquot be as smooth as this method.

                                  These are tbhe jellied cranberry bbq sauce ingredients. You just need:

                                  • Combine ingredients, stir until smooth
                                  • Cover and cook stirring occasionally
                                    • You can add a bit of hot sauce too if you want heat

                                    Beyond pouring this on top of your meatballs you could use this for a lot of other things. Want a festive turkey glaze?

                                    Try this! Make it in a big pot with little smokies and make those as a party appetizer too. The options are endless really when you find a great sauce.

                                    We have directions on how to make easy meatballs in the oven below. You could make air fryer meatballs too or Crockpot meatballs though.

                                    That decision is totally up to you. One is obviously quicker than the other but you can only make a small batch in your air fryer too.

                                    How do you keep meatballs moist?

                                    1. Add moist ingredients into the mix
                                      1. like finely chopped or grated onions, parsley, parmesan cheese, barbecue sauce, etc&hellip.

                                      Want to make ultimate meatballs for dinner?


                                      Best Sweet Cranberry Meatballs Appetizer

                                      Looking for a great party appetizer? Try cranberry meatballs this holiday season! We&rsquoll show you how to make easy homemade meatballs and whip together this 3 ingredient sauce too. (originally published 12/19, affiliate links present)

                                      • Nothing says Christmas like all things cranberry. BUT of course you can make these year round&hellip..
                                      • You&rsquore going to start with this basic meatball recipe here.
                                      • It is super versatile!!

                                      We smothered them with cranberry barbecue sauce of sorts but use your imagination and make a ton of different varieties.

                                      This is one of our favorite cranberry recipes though. Let us know what you think in the comments below when you make them!

                                      I suppose you could use leftover cranberry sauce as well as canned. I haven&rsquot tried that yet though so you&rsquoll have to let me know what you thought if you use something with actual fruit in it. Of course it wouldn&rsquot be as smooth as this method.

                                      These are tbhe jellied cranberry bbq sauce ingredients. You just need:

                                      • Combine ingredients, stir until smooth
                                      • Cover and cook stirring occasionally
                                        • You can add a bit of hot sauce too if you want heat

                                        Beyond pouring this on top of your meatballs you could use this for a lot of other things. Want a festive turkey glaze?

                                        Try this! Make it in a big pot with little smokies and make those as a party appetizer too. The options are endless really when you find a great sauce.

                                        We have directions on how to make easy meatballs in the oven below. You could make air fryer meatballs too or Crockpot meatballs though.

                                        That decision is totally up to you. One is obviously quicker than the other but you can only make a small batch in your air fryer too.

                                        How do you keep meatballs moist?

                                        1. Add moist ingredients into the mix
                                          1. like finely chopped or grated onions, parsley, parmesan cheese, barbecue sauce, etc&hellip.

                                          Want to make ultimate meatballs for dinner?