Slow Cooker BBQ Cranberry Meatballs Recipe

Don’t you love recipes where you simply dump the ingredients in your slow cooker and let it do the work for you?!  This recipe has only 3 ingredients and is so delicious that you’ll want to make it again and again!

Serves: 6

Slow Cooker BBQ Cranberry Meatballs Recipe

5 minPrep Time

4 hrCook Time

4 hr, 5 Total Time

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  • 1 (24 oz) pkg. frozen meatballs (I used turkey meatballs)
  • 2 (14 oz) cans jellied cranberry sauce
  • 2 (20 oz) bottles of BBQ sauce


  1. Combine jellied cranberry sauce and BBQ sauce in a crock pot and stir until smooth. Add meatballs and stir until well coated. Cook for 2-5 hours on low. Serve over rice or with toothpicks.
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13 Responses to “Slow Cooker BBQ Cranberry Meatballs Recipe”

  1. Hi Sisters! I just wanted to tell you I had seen you on Pinterest but finally clicked over to your website, and I'm glad I did! This is such a cute site that I will definitely be following along. I have 8 children (5 boys, 3 girls, ranging in age from almost 15-10 months) but having 6 sisters must be a ton of fun :) I'm loving your slow cooker recipes for the weekdays when our evenings are hectic with sports. I'm sure my husband will appreciate it! Thanks again, and I will be checking back often :)
  2. I made these for our baby's baptism party - I was going for a fall theme for food, and the cranberries are what won me over :) Plus it's easy food to eat off of a paper plate, but yet hearty for those who want more than just a fruit and veggie tray.
    This recipe turned out so amazingly good it's insane. I used about 3.5 lbs of frozen meatballs, and 2 packages of little wienies (football loving men and 3 year-olds both can't resist little hot dogs).
    Since I had more meat, used a double sized bottle of bbq (from Sam's Club) and one can of whole cranberry sauce. It was the perfect amount of sauce, and the cranberries added a wonderful sweetness and tanginess.
    We've been devouring the leftovers & we like them best served with mashed potatoes.
    Thank you so much for posting this! We will be making it often!
  3. I've made this sauce my whole life... my mom cut the recipe out in the 1950's... BUT... so worth making the cocktail meatballs night before... ground beef, mined onions, sweet pickle relish... then roll the meatballs and shake in (chicken) shake-n-bake in the oven, then into the crock pot day of the party with cranberry & ketchup...

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