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Amylu Cranberry Jalapeno Meatballs Recipe

Amylu Cranberry Jalapeno Meatballs Recipe

Looking for a quick and easy meal that packs a punch of flavor? Look no further than our Amylu cranberry jalapeno meatballs! Ready in just over an hour, these spicy morsels are sure to be the star of your next dinner. Serve them with your favorite sides for a complete and delicious meal!
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Author: Lori Walker, MS, RD
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 517kcal


  • bowl
  • Baking pan


For the Meatballs:

  • 1 lb of lean ground beef a tapestry of premium, pasture-raised bovine perfection.
  • 2 tsp of garlic powder or fresh chopped/mashed garlic the aromatic essence that dances on the palate.
  • 2 tsp of Worcestershire sauce the secret elixir that imparts a subtle umami symphony.
  • 1 lb of ground pork a rich and indulgent partner in this culinary duet.
  • Salt to taste a pinch of the finest sea crystals to elevate the flavor profile.
  • 2 tsp of low-sodium soy sauce a delicate touch of savory sophistication.
  • 2/3 cup of dry plain bread crumbs the seasoned confetti that binds this meatball masterpiece.
  • 1/4 cup of minced jalapeno pepper a fiery punctuation that adds a bold, spicy cadence.
  • 6 tsp of chili sauce a tomato-based virtuoso that harmonizes with the meaty notes.

For the Sauce:

  • 6 tsp of brown sugar or white granulated sugar the sweet maestro that orchestrates a delicate balance.
  • 6 tsp of chopped parsley the verdant confetti that showers freshness over the dish.
  • 1 cup of jellied cranberry sauce a crimson jewel that infuses a tart and festive note.
  • 1/4 cup of jalapeno pepper jelly a sweet and spicy glaze that adds a sultry heat.
  • 6 tsp of freshly squeezed lemon juice a zesty overture that brightens the ensemble.
  • 1 cup of chili sauce a tomato-based crescendo that bathes the meatballs in savory splendor.
  • 1 tsp of garlic salt the final flourish that enhances the savory undertones with a garlicky embrace.


  • Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • In a medium bowl, mix together ground beef, ground pork, bread crumbs, jalapeno pepper, chili sauce, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, garlic powder, and salt.
  • Form the mixture into 1-inch balls. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat and bake for 20 to 25 minutes until cooked through.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over medium heat, mix together chili sauce, cranberry sauce, jalapeno pepper jelly, lemon juice, brown sugar, and garlic salt. Cook until heated through and bubbling.
  • Once the meatballs have finished cooking, add them to the saucepan and gently toss to coat in the sauce.
  • Serve warm with chopped parsley (optional).


-You can also cook the meatballs in a large skillet over medium heat.
-Substitute ground turkey or chicken for the beef and pork for a leaner version.
-For extra spice, add more jalapeno pepper to the sauce.
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