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Sweet & Tangy Barbecue Meatballs

Sweet & Tangy Barbecue Meatballs - Ready in 30-minutes and made with a few simple ingredients, they make a great appetizer or even as dinner a meatball subs.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 310kcal
Author: Sandra


  • 1 1/2 cups barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 orange marmalade
  • 14 ounce can whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 32 ounce package frozen meatballs 64 count (1/2 ounce size)


  • In a large cooking pot add the barbecue sauce, orange marmalade and whole cranberry sauce, stir to combine. Cook over medium heat until mixture comes to a slow boil.
  • Add meatballs and stir to coat. Reduce heat to medium-low and cover pot. Cook for 15 minutes.
  • Keeping the meatballs over the heat, remove the lid and stir sauce and meatballs. Cook for another 10 minutes to allow sauce to thicken over the meatballs.
  • Remove from heat and serve.
  • I love to serve these as an appetizer, but if serving as a meal serve with rice and cilantro as a garnish.



Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 419mg | Potassium: 308mg | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 1.4mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg