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These Cocktail Meatballs with Cherry Barbecue Sauce are slightly sweet with a little bit of smoky heat kick you will love. An easy appetizer that is perfect for parties, game day, and potluck meals.

Cocktail Meatballs with Cherry BBQ Sauce

These Cocktail Meatballs with Cherry Barbecue Sauce are slightly sweet with a little bit of smoky heat kick you will love. An easy appetizer that is perfect for parties, game day, and potluck meals. 

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword cocktail meatballs
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 350 kcal
Author Cook a Good Life

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat a large skillet over medium heat. 

  2. In a large bowl, combine egg, milk, dried breadcrumbs, onion, garlic, parsley, thyme, oregano, basil, pepper, and salt. Stir to mix thoroughly. Add ground beef. Mix until combined.

  3. Shape the meat mixture into 1-inch meatballs. Add olive oil to the skillet, and brown the meatballs on all sides, about 10 minutes. Drain off fat.

  4. Add the cherry barbecue sauce to the skillet. Bring to a simmer, and then reduce heat to low. Cover and cook for 20-30 minutes until the meatballs are done. Stir occasionally while cooking. 

To Finish Cooking in a Slow Cooker: After browning as described in step 3, transfer the meatballs to the slow cooker and cover with cherry barbecue sauce. Cook on low 2-3 hours, keep warm until you are ready to serve.

    Nutrition Facts
    Cocktail Meatballs with Cherry BBQ Sauce
    Amount Per Serving (5 meatballs)
    Calories 350 Calories from Fat 97
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 10.8g 17%
    Saturated Fat 2.9g 15%
    Cholesterol 96mg 32%
    Sodium 1081mg 45%
    Potassium 529mg 15%
    Total Carbohydrates 35.6g 12%
    Dietary Fiber 1.1g 4%
    Sugars 23g
    Protein 25g 50%
    Calcium 44%
    Iron 15%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.