Ultimate Party Meatballs

Ultimate Party Meatballs
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Makes 30 appetizer servings.


1 14-ounce can Ocean Spray® Jellied Cranberry Sauce
1 12-ounce bottle Heinz® Chili Sauce
1 2-pound bag frozen, pre-cooked, cocktail-size meatballs


Combine sauces in a large saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring until smooth. Add meatballs. Cover and cook for 15 minutes or until meatballs are heated through, stirring occasionally.

Makes 30 appetizer servings.

Slow cooker Preparation: Place meatballs in a slow cooker. Combine sauces and pour over meatballs. Cover and cook 4 hours on HIGH.


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320 meatballs

How much would you add to do 320 ( about 10 lbs) meatballs


I have a standard crockpot. We were celebrating my daughters 1st birthday and I have 24 people over at 11 am. I poured a large bag of Frozen Italian meatballs in my crock pot at 7 a.m. along with the sauce. I cooked them on low and they were very ready to eat at 11:30 when lunch was served. Everyone loved them and asked for the recipe.

Excellent Appetizer!

Kim from Detroit, MI

I've made these several times. Even made them with chicken meatballs. Always a hit! Never any left!

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Louise from Quincy, MA

I make these all the time for different occasions. They are the first to go. I cook them them in the crockpot on Low 4 hours. they are delicious.

Slow cooker oops

Zoe from Northville, MI

The pre-cooked meatballs do NOT require four hours on "HIGH" in a slow cooker! I was doubtful to begin with, as stovetop cooking instructions call for only 15 minutes(!) but I tossed everything in the CrockPot for convenience. I checked the meatballs after 90 minutes and by then the sauce was bubbling and reduced in quantity (added 1/3 cup water) and meatballs were steaming. Because the dish was ready ahead of time, I held it on warm until serving time and it was "okay" (not what I expected) but don't know if the flavor was the same as if the sauce had not been over-cooked.



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