This is my most requested party recipe. People go crazy for these meatballs, and there is never a single one leftover at the end of a party or tailgate. The best part (aside from them being delicious) is that they are sooo easy to make!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
3 hrs
total:
3 hrs 5 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place frozen meatballs into a slow cooker. Add cranberry sauce, chili sauce, lemon juice, and hot sauce. Stir to distribute sauce evenly over meatballs.

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  • Cook on High until meatballs are completely thawed and hot, about 3 hours.

Nutrition Facts

320 calories; protein 19.1g; carbohydrates 27.3g; fat 14.6g; cholesterol 94.3mg; sodium 210.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (18)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2019
I needed to test this recipe before I c for others during the holidays. This recipe was simple and fantastic! Who knew by combining whole cranberry and chili sauces provide an incredible and different sauce. As another reviewer recommended by another reviewer I used the Gardein vegetarian meatballs and we had these meatballs for dinner with plain rice and veggies. Great recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
06/07/2019
FROZEN meatballs? Are you kidding me? People rave over frozen meatballs? I'd find new friends. Read More
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2019
I needed to test this recipe before I c for others during the holidays. This recipe was simple and fantastic! Who knew by combining whole cranberry and chili sauces provide an incredible and different sauce. As another reviewer recommended by another reviewer I used the Gardein vegetarian meatballs and we had these meatballs for dinner with plain rice and veggies. Great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2019
I took these to a small group event where we all brought “party foods.” They were a hit. One lady told me she had made these before but with the grape jelly recipe and liked them so much better! I agree! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2018
These were delicious and a party hit! I added a little more spice by adding a hotter salsa and it made it not too spicy but sweet and spicy at the same time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2019
Wow this turned out to be super delicious! It is such an easy recipe too. I will use this at future potlucks as it's sure to be a crowd pleaser. I made exactly as recipe states with the exception of adding a tad more lemon juice! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2019
Made for Christmas small plates 2019 was a huge success with the family Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2018
Absolutely delicious. Would not change a thing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2019
Easy and delicious. I used Gardein meatless meatballs. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/19/2019
I made it just as the recipe stated. Next time I make it I'll make homemade meatballs. Otherwise it was easy and the sauce was very good! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2019
Loved them. Perfect for any potluck or event. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
06/07/2019
FROZEN meatballs? Are you kidding me? People rave over frozen meatballs? I'd find new friends. Read More
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