• 16 oz. jellied cranberry sauce
  • 1/2 c. Spicy BBQ sauce
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1/3 c. plain, dry breadcrumbs
  • 1 green onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp. orange zest
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika

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This recipe for Slow Cooker Cranberry-BBQ Turkey Meatballs is my go-to appetizer come holiday time!  The neighborhood kids always request these for any get-together.  In fact, they are great any time of year!

  1. Combine cranberry and BBQ sauces in a 6-Quart slow cooker.
  2. Cover and turn on HIGH heat while you prepare the meatballs.
  3. Combine egg, ground turkey, breadcrumbs, green onion, orange zest, Worcestershire sauce, pepper and smoked paprika in a large bowl.
  4. Mix well with clean hands and shape into 1-inch round balls, about 24 total. (they will be sticky!)
  5. Optional step: Lightly brown meatballs over medium-high heat for one minute per side.
  6. Remove lid and stir sauce in the slow cooker.
  7. Place browned or uncooked meatballs in the slow cooker and carefully spoon a bit of the sauce over top. (do not stir the meatballs at this point – they will fall apart!)
  8. Cover and cook on LOW for 3 -4 hours.

Happy Crocking!

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Turkey Meatballs

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