I've used jellied sauce and whole berry sauce. I like the cranberry mixed with the chili sauce better than grape and/or apple jelly. Simple and savory.
These are fantastic for Christmas parties, especially when you have a lot of other things to cook. Perfect slow cooker appetizer.
Awesome! Huge Hit! My Secret Party Addition...
I started making these a few years ago and they are a huge hit! I do not tell anybody that it is cranberry sauce (because I know some people would be like ewww) and you can't tell that it is cranberry sauce once it cooks down and the flavors mingle. I also like the chili sauce instead of the bbq because we usually also have smokies in bbq sauce and that would be over kill. My only tweak is I throw in a small can of diced pineapple.
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These are pretty good but I use Tapatio sauce and they came out really good.
I made these for our neighborhood Christmas party last week. People refused to even try them because I had cranberry sauce along with the chili sauce in the meatballs.Why won’t people even try something different? I brought them home to my family who loved them.