Marv's Meatballs

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Serves: 20
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Cooking Method: Slow-Cooker/Crock Pot


4 jar(s) homemade chili sauce (brand name) 12 oz each
1 can(s) crushed pineapple (20 oz can, drained)
1 can(s) jellied cranberry sauce (14 oz)
1/4 c golden brown sugar
60 small frozen meatballs (beef or turkey, i prefer beef)

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Marvin Beachler Recipe
Lightly Salted
Cathedral City, CA (pop. 51,200)
Member Since Aug 2012
Marvin's notes for this recipe:
I wanted to make a meatball recipe out of readily available items that was really easy and great. This what I came up with and I'm asked to make them often.
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Surprise your guests with these magnificent meatballs. The chili sauce and pineapple turn into a wonderful sauce. We're definitely serving these bite-sized goodies at our next party.


Mix all ingredients, except meatballs, in a large crock pot. Add frozen meatballs and stir to coat them with sauce. Cook on low for about five hours, carefully stir occasionally. The sauce will caramelize as it cooks.

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user Marvin Beachler mbeachler - Sep 14, 2013
I shared a photo of this recipe. View photo
user Pat Duran kitchenchatter - Sep 22, 2013
I usually make the same type with my homemade meatballs too, never added the pineapple will have to try this - I also use the whole berry cranberry sauce. try that some time (I use Heinz sweet chili sauce)
user Marvin Beachler mbeachler - Sep 23, 2013
I will try the whole berries, thanks for the tip! I have a recipe, from my Grandmother, for the chili sauce. It tastes like the "Homemade" brand chili sauce.
user Pat Duran kitchenchatter - Sep 23, 2013
Would like to see that one...does it have a sweetness to it or fire..I like the sweet and sassy....
user Marvin Beachler mbeachler - Sep 24, 2013
Hi Pat, it's sweet with and little bit savory, not hot.

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