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ultimate party meatballs (ocean spray twist)

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Deena Dooley
Saint Lucie County, FL

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.

(1 rating)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 2 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For ultimate party meatballs (ocean spray twist)

  • 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)

  • 1
    In a bowl, mix thoroughly together cranberry sauce, chili sauce and garlic. You can use with or without cranberries.
  • 2
    Place meatballs in crockpot.
  • 3
    Pour sauce over meatballs.
  • 4
    This 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.
  • 5
    Low for 1 hour - then warm.
  • 6
    Leftovers: great for meatball sandwiches with left over pasta sauce &melted/unmelted mozzarella cheese! Great for the next day lunch box also.
  • 7
    The 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.