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** Slow Cooker Turkey Cranberry Meatballs

Slow Cooker Cranberry-BBQ Turkey Meatballs

  • Cooking Time:

    3 hours
  • Servings:

    12

Ingredients

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!

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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.

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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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