Friday, February 4, 2011

Crockpot Cranberry Sauerkraut Meatballs

This would be a super dish to prepare for Super Bowl! *-*

It's one of those 'tricky' recipes that disguises a flavor...this one being sauerkraut.

It only takes a few simple ingredients and WA-LA!  You'll have a De-Lish dish and it's so easy!

I shared these with a friend recently and she raved and raved, and was amazed to think there was sauerkraut in this recipe. SURPRISE!

Another friend told me the sauerkraut put this meatball dish "OVER THE TOP!"

Still another told me she made them, her daughter loved them, and then was upset because she doesn't LIKE sauerkraut - ha!


 1 (14 ozs) can whole-berry cranberry sauce
(jellied works fine too)
1 (14 ozs) can sauerkraut, rinsed and drained well
1 (12 ozs) bottle chili sauce
3/4 c. brown sugar
(You could substitute Splenda Brown Sugar if desired...
just remember you use half the amount)
1 ( 2 #) pkg. frozen fully cooked original meatballs, thawed

In 4 - qt. slow cooker, combine cranberry sauce, sauerkraut, chili sauce, and brown sugar. Stir in meatballs; cover and cook on low 4 - 5 hrs. or until heated through.
Yield: 5 - 1/2 dozen delicious meatballs!!

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  1. WOW!! How simple...I love sauerkraut. I may have to make a pot full of these for this weekend.

  2. I'm not a fan of suerkraut, but my family loves meatballs. I am bookmarking this one & will give it a try. It's fun to "hide" ingredients in their food. :)

    The Nourishing Homemaker

  3. I love sauerkraut, but my family does not. It would be fun to disguise it and have them enjoy it, too.

  4. Hi Marsha,
    Your Cranberry Sauerkraut Meatballs look so good. I just love that combination and I can't wait to try them. Thank you so much for bringing them to Full Plate Thursday and please come back!

  5. Thanks for linking up your recipe to THIS WEEKS CRAVINGS! This is gonna be a fun week, seeing what "secret ingredient" people hide in their recipes!

    Just a "sneak peak" for next week, the theme is "HUBBY COOKS". So, we hope to see you again next Monday (and maybe if you don't already have a husband that cooks, you can talk him into making you dinner this week... that's what I have to do!)

  6. I bet these are really good, even though the ingredients are a different kind of combo.

  7. Hi Marsha! Thank you so much for sharing these over at Foodie Friday & a special thank you for linking back to the party! You know I still have to give these a try. Hope you have a great weekend!!

  8. Oooo, you are not being very helpful in controlling my huge "TO TRY" pile of recipes!!!
    I am going to have to print this one too now. :)