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Friday, November 28, 2008

Favorite Ingredient Friday - Ultimate Party Meatballs

For Thanksgiving we went over to one of Joe's co-worker's house. I wanted something simple, quick and tasty to bring over. There was going to be plenty of the traditional Thanksgiving food, so I wanted something just a little bit different too.

Thanks to Mom Central I found the perfect recipe from Ultimate Party Meatballs. The website offers recipes, entertainment tips, party enhancements and an ultimate sweepstakes (grand prize winner wins $3,000 in gift cards and 20 second prize winners will receive a Rival 4 Qt Crockpot.)

Here is the Ultimate Party Meatballs recipe:

3 ingredients. 1 dish. My kind of recipe!

1. 1 16-ounce can Ocean Spray® Jellied Cranberry Sauce
2. 1 12-ounce bottle Heinz® Chili Sauce
3. 1 2-pound bag frozen, pre-cooked, cocktail-size meatballs (about 30)

Directions:
Combine sauces in a large saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring until smooth. Add meatballs. Cover and cook for 15 minutes or until meatballs are heated through, stirring occasionally.
Slow Cooker: Place meatballs in a slow cooker. Combine sauces and pour over meatballs. Cover and cook 4 hours on high.

These were very delicious! It had the perfect combination of flavors...We doubled the recipe (since there were 12 adults) and it's a good thing we did, we hardly had any leftover to take home. I heard quite a few people exclaim how tasty they were, and were surprised at the 2 sauce ingredients. Needless to say - these were a big hit!

I now have a new "go-to" recipe when I need to bring a dish somewhere; I plan on bringing these to Bunco in a couple of weeks too.

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11 comments:

Sue said...

This looks great and might be used at Alysa's birthday party. I just need to check on the ingredients of the ingredients. :)

Thanks for sharing!

Mom/MIL said...

It just so happens I have the cranberry sauce and the chili sauce in the pantry so all I need is the meatballs and I can take that to Dennis' work Christmas Party.

Melissa said...

What a PERFECT recipe for mom's on the go;) I'm must make this for Christmas!!
Thanks for sharing!

Mary said...

I've been wanting a really good meatball recipe. I'll have to try this!

hjoy said...

Those sound great and very easy.

Happy Thanksgiving

Julie said...

those sound delicious and easy! my kind of food! thanks for sharing.

Cathy said...

Yum! I've never tried it with cranberry sauce before (always used grape jelly). I'll have to try it!

joan said...

I love easy yummy recipes like this. Thanks for sharing, I might just use this for Christmas!

georgie said...

this sounds so yummy!!! I am gonna go buy the stuff now for superbowl weekend

Overwhelmed! said...

Now this is my kind of recipe...three ingredients, quick and easy! It sounds yummy too!

Thanks, Michelle, for participating in my Favorite Ingredients Friday recipe exchange. I do appreciate it.

I hope you'll join me again this next Friday for my Cookie edition!

Barb said...

Just this Thanksgiving, I saw this recipe on the Ocean Spray cranberry sauce can I was opening and I clipped it. It's sitting on my kitchen counter because I definitely plan to make these for Christmas! They sound so good, don't they?