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Slow Cooker Cranberry-BBQ Turkey Meatballs

  • Cooking Time:

    3 hours
  • Servings:



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

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.

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Turkey Meatballs

Jenn Bare is a Mom, Chef & the Crock-Pot® Girl. She hosts a weekly "Mom Monday" segment on ABC-15 in Phoenix. Jenn is the founder of GetCrocked, the #1 resource for slow cooking with over 1.5 million online followers. She innovates recipes daily with her favorite tool in the kitchen, the Crock-Pot® slow cooker.

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These were fan­tas­tic! I only had fresh cran­ber­ries, which I put into the crock­pot with 1 c sug­ar and 1 c water for a few hours before adding the bbq sauce. I used hon­ey gar­lic bbq sauce and I was wor­ried that it would be too much. But it turned out GREAT!

Joy Patterson
Joy Patterson

I just tried to put these togeth­er for a par­ty tonight. The meat­ball mix­ture seemed mushy rather than stiff so I added a cou­ple extra crack­ers. They still didn’t hold togeth­er and flat­tened out into lit­tle pat­ties in the fry­ing pan. I’m cook­ing the mix­ture up into a meat­loaf and will be head­ing out to the store in a bit to find ingre­di­ents for some­thing dif­fer­ent to make for this evening. Very dis­ap­point­ed.

Meet Jenn Bare

Jenn is the founder of Get­Crocked, the #1 resource for slow cook­ing with over 1.5 mil­lion online fol­low­ers. She inno­vates recipes dai­ly with her favorite tool in the kitchen, the Crock-Pot® slow cook­er.

She innovates recipes daily…

Jenn Bare is a Mom, Chef & the Crock-Pot® Girl. She hosts a week­ly “Mom Mon­day” seg­ment on ABC-15 in Phoenix.

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