These were something my mom used to make for our Holiday Open house at Christmastime. They are quite delicious. and very very easy to make.
Makes about 24 meatballs.
1 lb. ground turkey
1 egg white
1 green onion with top sliced
2 tsp grated orange peel
1 tsp soy sauce
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/8 tsp ground red pepper (optional)
1 can (16 oz) jellied cranberry sauce
1/2 cup barbecue sauce
1. Combine cranberry sauce and barbecue sauce in slow cooker. Cover; cook on HIGH 20-30 minutes or until cranberry sauce is melted and mixture is hot.
2. Meanwhile, place egg white in medium bowl; beat lightly. Add turkey, green onion, orange peel, soy sauce, black pepper and ground red pepper, if desired; mix until well blended. Shape into 24 balls.
3. Spray large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Add meatballs to skillet; cook over medium hear 8 to 10 minutes or until meatballs are no longer pink in center, carefully turning occasionally to brown evenly. Add to heated sauce in slow cooker; stir gently to coat.
4. Reduce heat to Low. Cover; cook 3 hours. Transfer meatballs to serving plate.
It really is a simple thing to make and you really could make the meatballs ahead of time then just stick them in the crock pot a few hours before your guests arrive to heat everything together.