If you are looking for a classic tasting meatball this is the recipe for you.
I have been making these meatballs for years.
I used to make them from scratch but with all the hustle and bustle in our lives these days I just use frozen meatballs (perfectly acceptable!) and throw them in a pot or crock pot (works either way), add the sauce and away you go.
These are the perfect party snack too. Keep these little babies warm in a crock pot or fondue pot, place a shot glass full of toothpicks nearby and they'll disappear faster than you can say "Meatball"!
Here's what you need:
2 Lbs. frozen all beef meatballs, I use Trader Joe's mini meatballs usually or a store brand all beef
1 - 12 oz. bottle chili sauce (found near the cocktail sauce in the grocery store)
1 - 14 oz. can whole cranberry sauce, I use Ocean Spray
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 Tbs. lemon juice
In a large stock pot place all the sauce ingredients and mix well. Add the meatballs and stir to coat.
As you can see I don't follow directions very well, but it still worked :)
Bring to a simmer and cook, covered, for 1 hour. Serve while hot or warm.
If using a crock pot, follow the above instructions and cook on high for a couple of hours or until they are heated through.
Serves - a lot
Here's the handy printable - Sweet & Sour Meatballs