Holiday Meatballs

7
Edith Kehoe

By
@eck77

Ideal for a crowd, a buffet or potluck. Always a hit!

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
20
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
4 Hr
Method:
Slow Cooker Crock Pot

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This is a quick and easy meatball recipe that will be great for any party - holiday, tailgate, game night... so many options. I used apple jelly and apple juice. I loved the flavors of the sweet apple combined with tangy chili sauce. Between the chili sauce and few dashes of hot sauce, this gives the sauce a little spice but not overpowering. The whole crew couldn't get enough of these meatballs. I can't wait to try the orange option. Delish!

Ingredients

1 bottle
chili sauce, 12 oz.
1 jar(s)
orange marmalade or apple jelly, 18 oz.
1 c
orange juice or apple juice
2 dash(es)
hot sauce, eg Frank's tabasco, etc
1 bag(s)
meatballs, frozen (approx. 60), 2 lb bag

How to Make Holiday Meatballs

Step-by-Step

  • 1Combine chili sauce, preferred jam, juice, and hot sauce in large slow cooker. There will be lumps, but not to worry they will disappear as the sauce cooks.
  • 2Add frozen meatballs to slow cooker. Cover.
  • 3Cook on low for 6 hours. Stir occasionally. Serve.
  • 4I sometimes increase the hot sauce, depending on the crowd.

    Can also be made in the oven. Cook at 325 for 90 minutes.

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About Holiday Meatballs

Course/Dish: Beef, Meat Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Collection: New Year Party
Other Tag: Quick & Easy