Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Sweet & Sour Meatballs

Pin It

You are going to LOVE this recipe!  It is Super easy,  Super speedy, and SUPER tasty! I think I like the word super, huh?

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


  1. These do look good. It's my kinda thing.

  2. Looks yummy! Meatballs are always a hit in our house :)

  3. These sound so good and so simple. Love Trader Joes.

  4. Yummy! I had a recipe like this years ago that used grape jelly in it. When I asked my husband he nixed the whole thing. I never made them, but cranberry sauce might make a good substitution. Or I just don't tell anybody what's in them. These sound soooo good.
    Great for our Super Bowl party!

    Thanks for sharing.


Thank you for your comment. I enjoy reading each and every one. I will try to respond in a timely manner so please make sure you have an email linked to your account.