Cranberry BBQ Meatballs

Cranberry Meatballs

Contributor: Jamie Silva

Cranberry Meatballs prove cranberry sauce isn’t just for the holidays.

  • Author: Jamie Silva
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 55 meatballs 1x


  • 1 bag (32 oz.) store-bought frozen meatballs (or homemade)
  • 1 can (14 oz.) cranberry sauce
  • 1 cup store-bought barbecue sauce (or my homemade barbecue sauce in this BBQ Meatball recipe)
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper


  1. Make meatballs according to the package instructions (or according to a recipe like this one).
  2. In a skillet, add the cranberry sauce, barbecue sauce, cumin, smoked paprika, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat. Add meatballs and simmer, uncovered, until heated through, about 10-15 minutes.