3-Ingredient Saucy Meatballs Recipe: The Ultimate Gameday Meatball Recipe by Ocean Spray

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3-Ingredient Saucy Meatballs Recipe: The Ultimate Gameday Meatball Recipe

With the Super Bowl™ just two weeks away, the time to solidify your gameday menu is now. Luckily, Ocean Spray is sharing its ultimate party meatballs recipe! This easy appetizer recipe is sure to score big with your friends and family on game night.

The simple three-ingredient meatballs start with pre-cooked cocktail-size meatballs you can find in the freezer section of your grocery store. The sauce is so simple! It's just jellied cranberry sauce and a bottle of chili sauce. The combination will keep your guests coming back for more.

You can make these appetizer cocktail meatballs in the slow cooker. Place the meatballs in the slow cooker. Stir together the cranberry sauce and chili sauce, and pour it over the meatballs. Cover and cook on high for about four hours. Serve these tangy and sweet meatballs with toothpicks.

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 30


  • 1 can (14 ounces) jellied cranberry sauce 
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) chili sauce
  • 1 bag (2 pounds) frozen, pre-cooked, cocktail-size meatballs

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Combine the cranberry sauce and chili sauce in a large saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring, until smooth.
  2. Add the meatballs. Cover and cook for 15 minutes or until the meatballs are heated through. Stir occasionally. 

Photo: Ocean Spray

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Chili Sauce $3 & Up
Slow Cookers $25 & Up
Toothpicks $3 & Up

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