Thursday, October 25, 2012

Picante Meatballs (Christmas Party Meatballs)

My aunt gave me this recipe in the 70's, and it is always at our home on Christmas Eve and New Years... and everywhere else for that matter!  Everyone would ask me to bring "my" meatballs.  These can be baked ahead of time.  I made 1000 of these for my daughters wedding.  Randi knows how to roll meatballs!!

2 Pounds Ground Round
1 Cup Corn Flake crumbs
1/3 Cup Dried Parsley Flake Crumbs
2 Eggs
2 TBS Soy sauce
1/4 tsp Pepper
1 tsp Garlic
1/3 Cup Catsup
2 TBS Instant minced onion
1 1 Pound Can Jelllied Cranberry Sauce
1 12 ounce Bottle of Chili Sauce
2 TBS Brown Sugar
1 t Lemon Juice

Combine first 9 ingredients, form into small balls and arrange in 15x2x 1 inch pan.  Bake for approximately 30 minutes or until meatlballs are done.  Drain any grease.  Meatballs may be frozen at this point.  To serve combine Cranberry sauce, brown sugar and lemon juice and cook until cranberry sauce has disolved and is smooth.  Place meatballs in crock pot and pour sauce over and keep warm.  If you have frozen the meatballs, thaw and proceed as directed above.  This recipe can be doubled or tripled easily, if you have the patience and extra help to roll the meatballs.


  1. Where does the chili sauce come into this recipe?

  2. that must've been a typo, i used this recipe last year and they are amazing!!! you combine chili sauce with the rest of the sauce mixture.