My husband and I have had an argument going for at least 4 years now. About grape jelly meatballs.

You know the ones. The meatballs with grape jelly and Heinz chili sauce. He swears he’s never tried them and I have trouble believing it because every potluck, every family gathering, every church picnic… I’m pretty sure they all include grape jelly meatballs.

That’s not the argument though. I want to make the meatballs! Every few months I ask if he wants me to make them and he always makes a disgusted face and tells me to shut my mouth.

So I tricked him. I made these which are pretty much those meatballs but with cranberry sauce instead of the jelly. And he went nuts over them! He ate them on toothpicks, he made sandwiches with them (gag me), and he eventually just shoveled them in his mouth.

They’re delicious – not as sweet as the jelly ones but every bit as amazing! They would be perfect for a holiday get together!

Cranberry Meatballs
from Pillsbury
  • 1 bag frozen meatballs
  • 1 cup cranberry sauce
  • 1 12-ounce bottle Heinz chili sauce
  1. Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker. Cook on low for 3 – 4 hours until the meatballs are hot and the sauce has thickened slightly.



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