Meatballs in Sweet & Spicy Sauce – Great Super Bowl Appetizer

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I enjoy Super Bowl Sunday. This year, the NFL awarded the 2010 Super Bowl — Super Bowl XLIV — to Miami and the championship game will be played February 7, 2010 at Dolphin Stadium. My husband and sons usually watch, while I play bar wench, bringing in food and drinks. Well, not quite, but I do enjoy making simple appetizers that please the guys in my life.  I only watch the game for the commercials.

This year, I’ll make Sweet & Spicy Meatballs.  It’s a tried and true recipe that’s been around for a long time. And the best part, it’s so easy. Make them in a crock pot and it couldn’t be simpler.Sweet and Spicy Meatballs

  • 2 pounds frozen meatballs
  • 1 – 16 oz. can jellied cranberry sauce (or use 1- 16 oz. jar of grape jelly)
  • 1 – 12 oz. bottle chili sauce

Combine the meatballs, cranberry sauce (or jelly), and chili sauce in a slow cooker.  Cook on low for 3-4 hours, stirring at least once every hour. Serve warm.  Serves 10.

Tip: for an even easier dish, go to Costco and buy their Raspberry Chipotle Sauce.  Take the jar and empty the contents into a crock pot, add the meatballs, and cook. These are great!

Carol #strivetosimplify




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  1. Man, my grandmother was Italian and she made the most incredible meatballs I ever tasted, like you wouldnt believe. Sadly, she didnt leave a recipe for me so I’ve been trying to figure it out by myself… slowly working my through the meatball recipe here, I still cant figure out what her secret ingredient was though!!!

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