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Cranberry Sauerkraut  Meatballs Recipe

Cranberry Sauerkraut Meatballs Recipe

I tried these meatballs at a birthday party for a friend, and now I make them all the time. They are super easy to make and perfect for a potluck or a Sunday afternoon football game. —Lisa Castelli, Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours YIELD:60 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) chili sauce
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 package (32 ounces) frozen fully cooked homestyle meatballs, thawed

Directions

  • 1. In a 4-qt. slow cooker, combine the cranberry sauce, sauerkraut, chili sauce and brown sugar. Stir in meatballs. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until heated through. Yield: about 5 dozen.

Reviews for Cranberry Sauerkraut Meatballs

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Jillmcjazz
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2016

"I usually double everything in this recipe except the sauerkraut (I use only 14 oz) and these meatballs have become a family favorite. So easy to make."

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mrappoldt
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2015

"Good and so easy."

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ivorykeys
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2014

"These have an amazing taste! So easy and fast to prepare the crockpot........great for getting it in the crockpot before work. I use this as a dinner meat not just an appetizer."

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bridgetc2
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2014

"Very tasty. If you don't like sauerkraut, don't let it deter you from trying these, you'll forget sauerkraut is even in there."

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ivonsmom
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2013

"I've had this receipe for years. I make my own meatballs with ground turkey and it tastes great and a little healthier."

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p0psbabe
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2012

"This recipe is simple, yet a great combination of ingredients. I took these to my job for our halloween potluck and they were a HUGE hit! Several people asked for the recipe. I didn?t change a thing to the recipe and there were no leftovers to bring home. Delish!"

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norena70
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2012

"These are excellent. I knew when I read the recipe it would be a keeper and it is! I didn't change anything and they were a big hit."

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julika
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2012

"Since 'stringy' sauerkraut seems to be an issue, has anyone tried putting it through a food processor before adding to sauce to have the flavor without the strings?"

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olddutch
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2012

"need an "

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neeniejan1
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2012

"All those different flavors combine to make a great tasting dish!!"

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mary poppins
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2012

"I received this same exact recipe ~30 years ago when our family was in the Air Force. I've made it literally hundreds of times. Every single time I make it or include it in a potluck I end up giving out the recipe to 2-3 people. It is such a fabulous crowd pleaser. Costco's frozen meatballs are the best to use but almost any grocer has frozen cocktail meatballs. All 3 of our kids also have used the same recipe over and over for their friends after having these while growing up. It is more than just a keeper!"

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bujvary
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2012

"Ok I though eew this can't be right but now that I saw all the reviews I am going to have to try them!"

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B.CROCKER
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2012

"I make the same receipe but don't include the sauerkraut or brown suger and it's a big hit wherever i go. Some people just don't like the texture of the sauerkraut."

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DarleneT
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2012

"I made this recipe many, many years ago (maybe 30 years ago) when it was first featured in "Farm Wife News". My family could not figure out the stringy ingrediant (sauerkraut) but once they did realize that was the end of serving it again. It has been a reason to recall & chuckle for many years ~ but I was dicouraged from preparing it again. I thought it was a wonderful combination of flavors, however. I may have to try it out again. Maybe their taste buds have matured. :-)"

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mogardener
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2012

"This recipe is delicious and sooo easy! I always use the frozen meatballs that are ANGUS. They are 1000% better than just the plain ones that taste like they are full of fillers."

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Nonnyto5
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2012

"First had these at a family party - awesome! Even my 6 year old granddaughter loved them! So easy and so delish!"

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lafner
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2012

"The first time I made these I did use the store bought meatballs. I didn't like the meatballs. I made them again with homemade meatballs and they were wonderful! Would reccomend making your own meatballs from scratch."

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c21tnc
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2012

"I've been mking these for years. I use Bavarian saurkraut (it's a little sweeter) and call them Bavarian meatballs. You can also do them on the stove in about an hour."

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Paminspringfield
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2011

"Took the meatballs to a potluck dinner and received several compliments. Even our 6 year old granddaughter said it was a keeper."

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henrysmama
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2011

"This is my favorite meatball recipe! I made these for the Christmas party at work and got rave reviews. My coworkers asked me to make them again for a potluck! They are even better reheated the next day, after sitting in the sauce all night in the fridge."

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callablossom
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2010

"These are the best meatballs I've ever tasted. I forgot to add the brown sugar and didn't miss it."

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