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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Nancy from Northville, NY

When I make these I add hot sausage to the meatball mixture for an extra spice everyone loves them, they do not last very long

Add a bit of brown sugar

These are super yummy but we've found that adding a bit of brown sugar to the sauce takes a away a bit of the sour taste.. super yummy!

Crowd Pleaser - Adults and Kids!!

DN from Ft. Lauderdale, FL

My son always asks for this whenever there is a group function at his Boy Scouts dinners/events! He and his friends love these and no matter how much I make, they are always gone! For pot luck, people are always asking me for the recipe and they can't believe it when I tell them how easy it is! Occasionally, I make it with fresh meatballs, which I bake first and then simmer in the sauce. I have to be boldly honest, the frozen beef meatballs (not the one with pork), from Armor is a great choice, but I really love the italian beef meatballs (also frozen) from Costco! It's a huge bag, but for the holidays, they go quickly!

huge hit

patrick from moorpark, CA

I make these for football parties I attend and they always run out no matter how much I make.

No-fail crowd pleaser

I've been making this for years in a slow cooker and it is always a success. Sometimes I use turkey, sometimes beef -- both are delicious. If I have ground cumin on hand I add a teaspoon to the sauce before cooking; it works really well with the other flavors.

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