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I should because they’re fabulous! All I had to do was to head to Walmart for Cooked Perfect Meatballs, and I already had all the other ingredients right in the pantry. And then it’s so easy to have an incredible cocktail recipe at the ready! I’m all about hosting and entertaining during the holidays, but I like my dishes to be quick and easy. Or to cook while I work. And what do I like even more than that? I like to purchase products that benefit great causes, like Toys for Tots, which I have loved for years. So, let’s get into all of it! The yumminess and the great cause!
First, the recipe for Cranberry Meatballs:
What You Need:
1 can cranberry sauce (jellied)
1 bottle chili sauce
2 Tbsp honey (we use raw)
Cayenne pepper to taste, used sparingly
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1 package Cooked Perfect Angus Beef Meatballs, thawed
Green onions, for garnish
What You Do:
1 – First, combine your cranberry sauce, chili sauce, cayenne pepper, honey, and garlic powder in a medium bowl.
2 – Then, stir your mixture until it’s smooth – it will be a delicious red color.
3 – Place your Cooked Perfect Angus Beef Meatballs in a slow cooker, and cover with sauce to coat evenly.
4 – Then, cook on low heat for four hours, stirring occasionally if you can.
5 – You’ll know it’s ready when sauce is hot and bubbly and meatballs are heated through.
6 – Lastly, top with green onions and serve with toothpicks. Party fabulousness!
7 – If you need a quick recipe, you can combine the ingredients in a large saucepan over medium heat and add meatballs – then cook for 20-25 minutes or until heated through!
*These meatballs can also be cooked in the microwave.
Why Cooked Perfect Meatballs?
So many reasons! For one, they taste just like homemade, because they are flame broiled to sear in the natural juices and flavors. Cooked Perfect Meatballs are fully cooked, so that way they only take minutes to prepare in a microwave oven or on a stovetop. I also love that they come in a variety of delicious flavors, like Homestyle, Angus, Italian Style, and even Turkey! That’s why Cooked Perfect is the #1 frozen meatball brand in the U.S.!
Since the holiday season is a time of giving, it’s perfect that Cooked Perfect will be donating a portion of their sales to Toys for Tots. That’s what I was thinking about when I picked them up (several bags, of course) because Cranberry Meatballs are about as good as it gets for me. This is one of my favorite festive dishes, and I love to garnish them and serve!