Sweet and Spicy Meatballs -Crock-Pot

Prep Time
Cook Time
6h 15m
Ready In

"This is a recipe I came up with to serve to DH and his buddies one evening; they were enjoyed by all and requested quite often now. These ARE nice and spicy. Meatballs not included in the nutritional facts."

Original recipe yields 7 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (122 g)
  • Calories 244.8
  • Total Fat - 2.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 7.4 mg
  • Sodium - 586.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 55.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.5 g
  • Sugars - 35.5 g
  • Protein - 2.1 g
  • Calcium - 56.9 mg
  • Iron - 0.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 3.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Pour can of jellied cranberry sauce into a bowl and microwave on high for 1 minute, just to soften.

Step 2

Add remaining ingredients, except for meatballs and stir well.

Step 3

Pour half the mixture into a 4 quart crock-pot and add meatballs.

Step 4

Pour remaining sauce over meatballs.

Step 5

Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 4 hours.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


Bergy (RIP" Forever in our Kitchen)

These really hit the spot. Really peppy flavour - great with noodles. Also alongside some new carrots, asparagus and avocado. Lovely dinner . Thanks QueenBea for a winner of a meal

(1 Apr 2013)


Burned the midnight oil last night. Needing some easy/great tasting recipes for the long weekend which is also a 'birthday weekend' at our house, had me make up half a recipe to check the flavours. It was as good as I thought it would be. Love party meatballs made with cranberry sauce, especially loved this spiced up version. Remains I have still to find the ground chipotle ground pepper. Used a little chipotle sauce which worked well for me. These will be on the weekend menu for sure.

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(30 Aug 2012)