Cranberry Sauce Meatballs

10 Servings
2 hr 15 min

If you’re looking for a recipe for potlucks, parties, game-watching, and even for the holidays, this is a great one to keep in mind! These Cranberry Sauce Meatballs are super easy to make and since they’re made with jellied cranberry sauce—a popular food item for this time of year—they’re perfect for any kind of get-together!

The jellied cranberry sauce is mixed with chili sauce and seasoned with chili powder and paprika. It's also sweetened with some brown sugar!

Using fully-cooked meatballs from the frozen foods section makes this recipe extremely easy to make, but you could use homemade meatballs instead, if you prefer. And you can cook these up in a saucepan or make them in a slow cooker!

Recipe details
  • 10  Servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 2 Hours Total time: 2 hr 15 min
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  • 1 (14-ounce) can jellied cranberry sauce
  • 1 (12-ounce) bottle chili sauce
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 (32-ounce) package frozen fully cooked homestyle meatballs, thawed

In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine the cranberry sauce, chili sauce, brown sugar, chili powder, and paprika; stir until sugar is dissolved and everything is well-blended.
Add the thawed meatballs to the sauce in the pan and cook until heated through, stirring occasionally, for about 20 to 25 minutes. Serve immediately.
To make in a slow cooker: Follow directions for heating sauce ingredients, then add sauce and meatballs to a slow cooker. Cook on low, covered, until heated through, about 2 to 3 hours.
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