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Cranberry Sweet & Sour Meatballs cook themselves in your slow cooker. Store bought frozen meatballs combine with two sauces, dried cranberries and Balsamic vinegar creating a homemade sweet and sour sauce that smothers the meatballs in deliciousness! #meatballs #sweetandsoursauce #slowcooker #crockpot #appetizer #easyrecipe #gameday #movienight #6ingredients #swirlsofflavor
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Cranberry Sweet And Sour Slow Cooker Meatballs

Cranberry Sweet And Sour Slow Cooker Meatballs is an easy recipe that cooks itself in your slow cooker. Store bought frozen meatballs simmer in your crockpot with just 4 more ingredients for amazingly saucy sweet and sour meatballs!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 5 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: slow cooker meatballs, sweet and sour meatballs, sweet and sour meatballs with cranberry sauce
Servings: 16
Calories: 30kcal
Author: Gwynn Galvin

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place frozen meatballs in slow cooker.
  • In bowl combine cranberry sauce, sweet & sour dipping sauce, dried cranberries and Balsamic vinegar. Whisk or stir until blended. Pour over meatballs.
  • Cook 4 hours on low.
  • Set your crockpot on the warm setting and serve meatballs in the crockpot or transfer to a serving dish.
  • Sprinkle with parsley.

Notes

Makes 16 servings as an appetizer; 4 meatballs per serving.
Swirls of Flavor Recipe Tips
  • Make these meatballs a main dish and serve with pasta, rice or mashed potatoes
  • Make with jellied cranberry sauce
Substitutions
  • Add golden raisins or dark raisins in place of the dried cranberries
  • Substitute chopped dried apricots for the dried cranberries
  • Top with cilantro in place of parsley
Instant Pot Directions:
Place ingredients in instant pot as directed above and set to slow cooker setting.
For slow cooker low, cook on normal setting 7-8 hours. For slow cooker high, cook on high setting 3-4 hours, adding an extra 15 minutes for each hour.
ALWAYS CHECK YOUR INSTANT POT'S USER MANUAL FOR INSTRUCTIONS AS INSTRUCTIONS FOR SLOW COOKING MAY VARY WITH MODELS AND MANUFACTURERS.

Nutrition

Calories: 30kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 138mg | Potassium: 31mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 51IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg