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

How to Make Ultimate Party Meatballs (Ocean Spray Twist)


  • 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.

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About Ultimate Party Meatballs (Ocean Spray Twist)

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