This is a sweet and spicy meatball, great as an appetizer!

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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the meatballs into a slow cooker. In a bowl, mash the cranberry sauce roughly, and mix with the pineapple chunks, brown sugar, and chipotle chile. Pour the sauce over the meatballs, and stir to combine. Cover the cooker, set to Low setting, and cook until the sauce is thickened and the meatballs have absorbed the sauce flavors, 4 to 5 hours. Serve with toothpicks.

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Nutrition Facts

132.2 calories; protein 4.9g 10% DV; carbohydrates 20.2g 7% DV; fat 3.7g 6% DV; cholesterol 23.6mg 8% DV; sodium 48.3mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2012
Please keep in mind that the recipe calls for one chile, not one can of chiles. It is very important to remember if you want to keep your mouth intact and your head from exploding. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/16/2012
I made this recipe exactly as the ingredients called for as well as the exact cooking times. Be cautioned - these are extremely spicy! Generally I like hot and spicy foods - I tend to order "very hot" when it comes to wings as well as enjoying tons of cajun and creole foods. But these were so spicy I couldn't eat more than five without giving up. If I make this recipe again it will be definitely without the peppers. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2012
Please keep in mind that the recipe calls for one chile, not one can of chiles. It is very important to remember if you want to keep your mouth intact and your head from exploding. Read More
(46)
Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2012
I made these for Christmas and New Years and it turned out to be a hit! I used mandarian oranges instead of pineapples because my father's allergic. The chipotle chile in adobo sauce is very spicy. I only used half the can in a doubled recipe. If they sit over night they will be more spicy.... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2011
Delicious! I had to use up some meatball mix so I used fresh meatballs. I also only used half adobo and half Sweet baby Rays bbq sauce since I cant handle spicy very well. So good. Added to the list of favorites! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2011
I've served these at least four times over the holiday season. They are easy healthy and REALLY good. They have been a hit with everyone. I haven't tried using a stronger cheese (Gorgonzola/Blue Cheese) yet but will the next time I prepare them. They are TERRIFIC Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/16/2012
I made this recipe exactly as the ingredients called for as well as the exact cooking times. Be cautioned - these are extremely spicy! Generally I like hot and spicy foods - I tend to order "very hot" when it comes to wings as well as enjoying tons of cajun and creole foods. But these were so spicy I couldn't eat more than five without giving up. If I make this recipe again it will be definitely without the peppers. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2012
Yummy! I love chipotle so I couldn't wait to try these. However I did make a few changes due since I didn't have all the ingrediants. I used two 32 oz. bags of swedish meatballs a large can of chipotle 1 can of jellied 1 can had whole cranberries in it and a small scoop of brown sugar. Unfortunately I didn't have any pineapple so I didn't use it. I also didn't have alot of time so I microwaved the meatballs for a couple minutes and dumped everything into the crock pot. I tasted it before I added the sugar and thought it was a little sweet. I can't wait to try it with homemade meatballs! The sauce ingrediantes might be a nice glaze on a turkey or chicken. Thanks Jshot21! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2012
This sauce has a wonderful and unique flavor. I expected it to be more "holiday" tasting because of the cranberry sauce but it's definitely a year-round dish. (Not that cranberry sauce isn't wonderful any time of year.) I used homemade meatballs I had frozen two chipotles and two tsp. of the adobo sauce. I also neglected to drain the pineapple. It is -very- spicy. My boyfriend who generally isn't a spicy food kind of guy has declared it his new favorite dish. Oddly enough I think I'd prefer it as written--one chili--next time. Having read the reviews it seemed as though some people were mistakenly adding the whole can so I thought two peppers wouldn't be pushing it. It is. Wonderful flavor all around though despite my error in judgment! Also I served it over plain white rice making it a main dish instead of an appetizer. I suspect the pineapple juice contributed as it definitely gave the dish a liberal amount of "sauce." It worked out really well. Definitely a keeper. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2012
Fantastic! Added 2 chipotle chilies and 2 tblspns of adobo....perfect amount of spice and sweet. Great sauce....next time I will make my own meatballs. Perfect crockpot Super Bowl appy. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2012
This appetizer is delicious! The meatballs and pineapple melt in your mouth. If you are setting this out for more than 6 people double the batch. It is spicy so not something you want to serve to young children. Read More
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