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Well at first I was a little unsure of the idea of adding cranberry sauce, chili sauce and meatballs together, but but thought what the heck, why not.
There is a picture above of my kitchen and my ingredients. I mixed everything together in my crock pot, hey I am a very on the go mom, and I put everything together in between taking Sam to piano lessons and ballet class. Anyways, so when we got home from ballet we had some tasty meatballs ready to go!
1 16-ounce can Ocean Spray® Jellied Cranberry Sauce
1 12-ounce bottle Heinz® Chili Sauce
1 2-pound bag frozen, pre-cooked, cocktail-size meatballs
Combine sauces in a large saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring until smooth. Add meatballs. Cover and cook for 15 minutes or until meatballs are heated through, stirring occasionally.
Makes 30 appetizer servings.
Slow cooker Preparation: Place meatballs in a slow cooker. Combine sauces and pour over meatballs. Cover and cook 4 hours on HIGH.
What I did was that I did not have time to cook my meatballs before hand, so I made the meatballs and placed them raw in the crock pot, and then added the two sauces on top and stirred them up a little.
We LOVED them. I had my BIL over and he was surprised at the sauce. They were very tasty. AND EASY!!!! I will definitely be making these again for Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve!
Thank you to Mom Central, Heinz and Ocean Spray for such a yummy opportunity!