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Cranberry Chili Meatballs Recipe
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Cranberry Chili Meatballs Recipe

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Using packaged meatballs helps save time in the kitchen and they are just as tasty as homemade. My friends look forward to enjoying these meatballs at our holiday gatherings and there are never any leftovers! The sauce is tangy yet sweet, and the festive color is perfect for any holiday party. —Amy Scamerhorn, Indianapolis, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:76 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 76 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can (14 ounces) jellied cranberry sauce
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) chili sauce
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 package (32 ounces) frozen fully cooked homestyle meatballs, thawed

Nutritional Facts

1 meatball equals 51 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 80 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 lean meat.

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine the first six ingredients; stir until sugar is dissolved. Add meatballs; cook for 20-25 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally. Yield: about 6 dozen.
Originally published as Cranberry Chili Meatballs in Simple & Delicious November/December 2008, p14

Nutritional Facts

1 meatball equals 51 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 80 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 lean meat.

Reviews for Cranberry Chili Meatballs(34)

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Reviewed May. 13, 2014

These were fabulous. Everyone loved them.

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Reviewed May. 10, 2014

Made this for a work potluck and it was a big hit. I cut the sugar in half, it could stand to be cut down even further I would say. Super easy. Cooked in the crockpot, meatballs right from frozen. Used the Italian -style meatballs from Giant Tiger, 9 bucks a bag.

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Reviewed Feb. 2, 2014

Made these meatballs for a get together with friends and everyone loved them.

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Reviewed Jan. 28, 2014

When I made the meatballs for a gathering everyone loved them. There were no leftovers.

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Reviewed Jan. 23, 2014

I made these meatballs for a party,and they were gone within 30 minutes. i myself did not like them because of the cumin in it, and I will not make them ever again, unless someone that loved them so much, requests them .

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