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Thai Chili Meatballs

Sweet Chili Meatballs


Having a large family we eat a lot of snacks. Rather than allow my kids to fill up on less than healthy options, I like to offer more substantial snacks that are sure to satisfy their growing appetites. I’m sharing one of my all-time favourite snacks, Sweet Thai Chili Meatballs. Now it’s confession time, these were very hard to stop eating.


Sweet Chili Meatballs Blend


Sweet Chili Meatballs in the Making


Sweet Chili Meatballs in Sauce


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Sweet Chili Meatballs
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Recipe type: Snack
Serves: 4
  • 2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 1 can (16 oz) cranberry jelly
  • 200 ml Sweet Red Chili Sauce
  • 1 package Mandarin Orange Stir-Fry Sauce
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup crushed corn flakes
  • ⅓ cup dried parsley flakes
  • 2 tbsp dried onions
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. In a medium sauce pan combine cranberry jelly, sweet red chili sauce, ½ mandarin orange sauce and bring to boil. Stir until smooth and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine eggs, cornflakes, ½ mandarin orange sauce, parsley, dried onions, salt, pepper and beef and mix well. Shape meat mixture into 1 " balls and place in a 9" X 13" baking pan.
  4. Pour sauce over the meatballs and bake for 40-50 minutes.
  5. Freezes well. Heat and serve as a snack or appetizer.


14 comments on “Thai Chili Meatballs”

  1. I am pinning this for sure! Your posts have been making my tummy rumble and getting me anxious to make them myself in the kitchen 🙂 They look delicious!

  2. these look really good. My kids love meatballs. A fun way to introduce them to different flavours

  3. Wow! I’m starving and these meatballs look so good…. Love this recipe!

  4. Mmm, I love chili and I love meatballs! Yet again a scrumptious recipe! You’re an exquisite cook Stacey 🙂 Bookmarked & pinned!

  5. This looks delicious. I think it will have to become a staple in my house. The kids are going to love it.

  6. Silly question, but do you mean jelled cranberry sauce in a can, like people serve at Thanksgiving or Christmas. Or is there an actual cranberry jelly that you would use on bread?

  7. By the way…they sound awesome and I will be making them soon!!

  8. Love your posts. Every Success!

  9. I have made these twice and my family love these meatballs, this is definitely a keeper!!! Thank you so much for this recipe.

  10. I will be trying these this weekend. Looks delicious and I love your bakeware!

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