Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Saucy Meatballs

Have you ever seen the recipe for crock pot meatballs where you throw in meatballs and add chili sauce and grape jelly? I kept having this recipe pop in front of me and I finally decided I had to try it. All the food blogging royalty swore by it, and I figured that many people couldn't be wrong. Sounds so gross but who and I to judge?
But I found a variation that seemed less gross to me somehow. When I grabbed the cocktail sauce it was on the back....it was fate in Shoprite!
And they were fab!
So easy and quick to throw together too. Little more effort then the grape jelly version but worth it. As they sat the sauce thickened up nicely too.

I snapped the picture right before I brought them to my in-laws house and I think they might have still been in the crock pot. I didn't dump all the sauce into the serving dish either

Saucy Meatballs

Italian Style Meatballs --the bag I used had about 70 meatballs

12 oz of cocktail sauce

1 can whole cranberry sauce

1 c brown sugar

1 c water

Combine ingredients (minus meatballs) in a pan and bring to a boil. Pour sauce over meatballs in a crock pot or large pot. Heat to boiling and simmer for 1-2 hours. Simmer longer if meatballs are frozen. Serve with toothpicks and enjoy!


  1. chili sauce or cocktail sauce? the intro mentions one and the ingredient lists the other.

  2. It was Cocktail Sauce for sure I even double checked. In the dozens of different variations of the recipe they both seemed interchangeable, but I went with cocktail sauce