Cranberry Orange Meatballs


Are you looking for a delicious holiday appetizer or dinner? Cranberry Orange Meatballs are easy to make and fun for the holiday season.

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Ingredients Needed for Cranberry Orange Meatballs:

Frozen Meatballs

Oranges for the zest and juice

Fresh Cranberries

Simply Orange-Orange Juice

Sugar

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Instructions for Cranberry Orange Meatballs:

Zest the oranges and then juice them (you will need one and a half tablespoons of orange zest and four and a half tablespoons of freshly squeezed orange juice).

Place Simple Orange orange juice, orange zest and orange juice from the oranges, sugar and whole fresh cranberries into a large sauce pan-large enough to hold the meatballs, too.

Bring the sauce ingredients to a boil. Simmer for 20-25 minutes to thicken.

Add frozen meatballs to thickened sauce and cook to heat the meatballs. (No one wants to bite into a cold or cool meatball)

Serve as an appetizer or serve over rice.

If you would like even more sauce when serving over rice, here are the amounts for 2 times the sauce recipe:

2 Tablespoons orange zest

6 Tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice

4 cups fresh or frozen whole cranberries

4 cups Simply Orange orange juice

1 1/2 cups sugar

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Cranberry Orange Meatballs

An easy holiday dinner or appetizer recipe.

Course Appetizer, Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword Christmas, cranberry, Meatballs, orange, Thanksgiving
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Author Sweeter With Sugar

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds pre-made frozen meatballs
  • 1 1/2 tbsp orange zest
  • 4 1/2 tbsp fresh squeezed orange juice 2 large
  • 3 cups fresh or frozen whole cranberries
  • 3 cups Simple Orange orange juice
  • 1 1/8 cups sugar

Instructions

  1. Zest oranges and then juice the oranges.

  2. Place orange zest, freshly squeezed orange juice, cranberries, Simply Orange orange juice and sugar into a sauce pan (that is large enough to hold the sauce and the meatballs).

  3. Bring the sauce to a boil, stirring frequently so it will not burn.

  4. When it reaches a boil, continue boiling and stirring for 20-25 minutes to thicken.

  5. Add meatballs to the sauce and continue cooking to heat through the meatballs.

  6. Serve as an appetizer or over rice.

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