Total Time
3hrs 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 3 hrs

a LOT of people use grape jelly... a girl at work cued me in on this little secret for her super-simple meatballs. EVERYBODY loves the sweet & spicy combination.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (1 lb) bag frozen meatballs
  • 1 (14 ounce) can cranberry sauce
  • 1 (16 ounce) jar picante sauce


  1. dump the ingredients into a crockpot.
  2. start cooking on med-high heat, depending on your crockpot, 3 hours before serving.


Most Helpful

Nothing could be easier than making this sauce, and it's a wonderful contrast of tangy flavors. Next time I will use homemade meatballs. That was the only drawback to this recipe, and one easily remedied. Thanks Missysioux for getting me out of the grape jelly rut.

ladyfingers December 25, 2010

Great flavor! I was surprised by the ingredients but gave them a try anyway and I'm very glad I did. My crockpot is notorious for overcooking things - I may give these another try in a pan sometime and see what result I get. Scorched sauce just does not go well with this recipe! Apart from my personal battles with my crockpot though, I definitely recommend giving this one a try. Thanks for the great idea!

queenofeats March 24, 2008

These were fabulous! Brought them to work for a potluck & they were gone QUICK! They were liked so much, someone signed me up to bring them again to the next potluck...a month later! Awesome recipe and soooo easy to make!

oct1794 January 05, 2008

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