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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Make a double batch, they will disappear!

These are soooo good. I make them each time I attend a pot luck. My slow cooker comes home empty each time! How do I give this recipe six stars?

Quick and Easy and Tasty

I made this in my pressure cooker. First I sautéed celery onions carrots with red green yellow and orange peppers and threw in a few fresh cranberries. Then added the sauces, cooked a few mins for the sauces to melt together and the veggies to soften then added frozen(cooked) meatballs, used the rice (8 min) setting and they were awesome.

perfect mix

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.

Party Win

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...

Sheila from VERO BEACH, FL

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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