These are the ultimate party meatballs. Make-ahead, freezer-friendly and so effortlessly made right in the crockpot!

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 4 hours
Ready In: 4 hours and 10 minutes
Servings: 30


  • 2 tbsp packed Brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp Maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp Apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce 1/4 tsp    Cinnamon (ground)
  • 1 dash Salt (to taste)
  • 1 dash Black pepper (to taste)
  • 32 oz Meatballs, frozen (1 store-bought box or homemade – approx. 60 meatballs)


Step 1: In a medium bowl, whisk together cranberry sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, Dijon, maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire and cinnamon; season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Step 2: Place meatballs into a 3-qt slow cooker. Stir in cranberry mixture

Step 3: Cover and cook on low heat for 3-4 hours, or until bubbly and the meatballs are heated through.

Serve immediately, garnished with chives, if desired.

Dietary Servings

Per portion

Meat 0.4

Nutrition Facts

Recipe from: Damn Delicious