32ouncesmeatballs2 pounds beef or turkey meatballs, frozen or fresh
14ouncescranberry sauceAbout 1 3/4 cups cranberry sauce, canned or fresh works for this recipe
12ounceschili sauce1 1/2 cups, Like Heinz
3stalksgreen onionoptional garnish
Place meatballs into the bottom of a slow cooker.
In a small bowl mix together cranberry sauce, chilli sauce, brown sugar, garlic powder and cayenne pepper and mix well with a spoon.
Pour the sauce over the meatballs. Cook on high for two to three hours or four to five hours on low, or until meatballs are warm all the way through. Switch to warm and serve meatballs directly from the crockpot.
This recipe is best cooked in a 6 quart, 7 quart, or 8-quart slow cooker.
Your favorite BBQ sauce can be substituted for the chili sauce if you prefer.
Depending on the amount of liquid in the cranberry sauce, sometimes the sauce needs to be thickened a little. To thicken the sauce remove the lid from the slow cooker, turn the machine to high and let the meatballs cook uncovered for 20-30 minutes.
Servings size is estimated on six meatballs from a 64-ounce frozen bag.
If you're having trouble blending the sauce, try microwaving it for 30 seconds to a minute and then blending. Sometimes this helps to break up the cranberry sauce further.