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Start the Party Meatballs

Start the Party Meatballs
Start the Party Meatballs
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Start the Party Meatballs are here to make any bash you throw, a huge success. These easy party meatballs only use 4-ingredients and cook in your slow cooker (which also doubles as your serving vessel). Easy clean up, easy meal. What more do you want? This classic party appetizer is made with jellied cranberry,sweet chili sauce, and orange juice. You can also add some BBQ sauce if you prefer the meatballs to be a little more tangy and smoky. This is the perfect recipe to make for game day party or holiday get together. You'll notice you won't have any leftovers of this tasty dish!


  • 1 (28-ounce) bag frozen meatballs meatballs
  • 1 (14-ounce) can jellied cranberry
  • 1 (12-ounce) jar sweet chili sauce
  • 1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice


  1. Stir together jellied cranberry and chili sauce in a separate bowl until thoroughly blended.  Add orange juice and stir.

  2. Add sauce to slow cooker.

  3. Add meatballs to slow cooker and stir until meatballs are coated.

  4. Cook the meatballs in sauce for 6 to 8 hours on LOW or 2 to 2 1/2 hours on HIGH until meatballs are cooked through. Stir occasionally.

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These meatballs are just so great to make for a crowd since there really isn't any prep work at all. Depending on the size of the group I'm serving, I might even double the recipe. Such a nice change from the barbeque meatballs that are served all the time. The cranberry flavor kind of gives it a holiday feel, but they would be great any time of the year!

Cocktail meatballs are a great party food. They are always a hit. Most grocery stores sell big bags in frozen foods. I prefer making the meatballs myself. I like the ingredients for the sauce. They work well together and don't take a lot of effort. That's nice when you have a lot of food to fix.

This looks like it would've been absolutely amazing for our Christmas Feast coming up, however we don't know where to buy frozen meatballs, so we'll probably have to make it ourselves. Sadly we already went shopping, so this will have to wait till New Years when we can go shopping again.


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