Fun Party Recipe: Sweet & Spicy Cranberry Meatballs

Yesterday, I told you about the life-changing taco dip I made for my housewarming party, and today I’m going to share another fun and easy recipe I made: sweet & spicy cranberry meatballs.  You only need a few ingredients for this one, plus you can make them on the stove or in your crockpot!  Awesome.

Don’t worry- the picture above is NOT of the finished result.  I actually forgot to take pictures of the end results, but they looked like tender meatballs with a thick cranberry glaze….mmm…

Here’s all you need to make this simple appetizer:
-two 28-oz. pkgs. frozen meatballs (I used Market Pantry Homestyle Meatballs from Target)
-three 14-oz. cans jellied cranberry sauce
-4-5 chipotle chili peppers in adobo sauce (canned), chopped
-two 20-oz. cans pineapple chunks in juice, drained

All you need to do is mix up the pineapple, chopped chilies, and cranberry sauce- it will be chunky- then add the mixture to the meatballs.

You can either cook the meatballs over the stove for a few hours on low heat (I left mine on very low heat throughout the party, too) or cook the meatballs in your slow cooker on low for a few hours.

Everybody enjoyed these meatballs- they said they were very tender and flavorful- and people liked how they were mostly sweet with a bit of spice from the chilies.

Next time, I might make halve the recipe, as we couldn’t even come close to finishing them!

Looking for more fun meatball appetizers?  Try these recipes:
Taco Meatballs
Appetizer Meatballs
Cranberry Appetizer Meatballs
Tangy Meatballs
Cocktail Meatballs
German Party Meatballs
Bloody Mary Meatballs

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  • Allona

    Wow these are great. thanks for sharing the recipe for cranberry meatballs. I wish myself good luck for trying this out for tonights dinner. thanks once again.

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