Cape Cod Cocktail Meatballs

Cape Cod Cocktail Meatballs Recipe and Video


Sweet and tangy cocktail meatballs are baked in a fruity and colorful cranberry sauce glaze in this recipe that originated on Cape Cod.


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 large eggs eggs
  • 2 tablespoons grated onion
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 (16 ounce) can jellied cranberry sauce (such as Ocean Spray®)
  • 1 ½ cups ketchup
  • 2 ½ tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Mix ground beef, bread crumbs, parsley, eggs, grated onion, soy sauce, and garlic powder in a bowl until thoroughly combined. Pinch off about 2 teaspoons of meat mixture per meatball and roll into small meatballs. Arrange meatballs in a large, deep baking dish.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until meatballs are browned, about 25 minutes. Drain excess grease.
  4. Combine jellied cranberry sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, and lemon juice in a saucepan and place over medium heat. Stir the sauce until cranberry sauce has melted and brown sugar has dissolved.
  5. Pour the sauce over meatballs and bake until sauce forms a glaze and meatballs are no longer pink inside, 25 to 30 more minutes.

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Nutritional Information

Cape Cod Cocktail Meatballs

Servings Per Recipe: 20
Calories: 168.4
% Daily Value *
protein: 19 %
carbohydrates: 6 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 2 %
fat: 10 %
saturated fat: 12 %
cholesterol: 15 %
vitamin a iu: 5 %
niacin equivalents: 33 %
vitamin b6: 8 %
vitamin c: 8 %
folate: 4 %
calcium: 2 %
iron: 8 %
magnesium: 5 %
potassium: 6 %
sodium: 15 %
thiamin: 8 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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