Ultimate Party Meatballs (Ocean Spray Twist)

Deena Dooley


I prepare these in a crockpot. I have served these twice: work party and for our fellowship hour at church. Huge hit with both! This recipe comes from Ocean Spray with my twist.

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30 Min
2 Hr
Slow Cooker Crock Pot


2 lb
coctail meatballs - i used italian style
14 oz
can of cranberry sauce (any type will do)
1 bottle
12 oz chili sauce - i used heinz
3 clove
garlic (minced or use 1tbs powder) to taste


1In a bowl, mix thoroughly together cranberry sauce, chili sauce and garlic. You can use with or without cranberries.
2Place meatballs in crockpot.
3Pour sauce over meatballs.
4This step should be adjusted to your crockpot cooking time. This one I used a new crockpot and it only took 1 hour (and it was boiling!). COOK: 1-1.5 hours on high, stirring once or twice.
5Low for 1 hour - then warm.
6Leftovers: great for meatball sandwiches with left over pasta sauce &melted/unmelted mozzarella cheese! Great for the next day lunch box also.
7The twist is what the garlic brings to this recipe. One other spin I used was: 1 or 2 tablespoons of left over red pasta sauce (marinara, etc). It gives it a savory undertone.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids