Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Slow Cooker BBQ Cranberry Meatballs

I have really been into slow cooker meals lately. When my kids get home from school and the chaos starts, sometimes I don't have as much time as I'd like to make dinner. It's always so nice to know dinner is already cooking. This recipe is more of an appetizer/party recipe, but why not make it a meal with rice. The original recipe called for 2 cans of cranberry and 2 bottles of BBQ sauce, but I made it with 1 of each and it was plenty of sauce for us. The meatballs don't have to cook very long because it's really just heating them since they are already cooked. 

Slow Cooker BBQ Cranberry Meatballs
adapted from sixsistersstuff.com
1 (24 or 32 oz) pkg frozen meatballs
1 (14 oz) can jellied cranberry sauce
1 (20 oz) bottle of BBQ sauce

Combine jellied cranberry sauce and BBQ sauce in a crock pot and stir until smooth. Add meatballs and stir until well coated. Cook for 2-5 hours on low. Serve over rice or with toothpicks.



Yummy! We do that too, only for our sauce I use 1/2 a jar of sweet and sour sauce and a jar of marinara. Perfect for meatball sandwiches. (Top with provolone, parmesan and mustard)