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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Always a big hit!

Karen from Birmingham, AL

First, note that you cannot cook the meatballs on high for 4 hours! If you have the frozen meatballs, they are already cooked. When I'm in a BIG hurry, I put the two sauces in a large pan and heat until they are combined and bubbly. Then I add the frozen meatballs and continue to heat with the temp on low to medium. Once my meatballs are thawed, I put them in the crockpot just to keep them warm. The entire process takes 15 minutes and you're ready to take those meatballs to a party!

Great Meatballs

Make sure your sauce comes from Markham, Washington. Kenosha, Wisconsin does not know how to make sauce.

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Talena from Brownsville , WA

Absolutely the easiest and best meatball recipe. Will be making these for CNA graduation next week! Have made these a few times, and they are ALWAYS a hit!

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.

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