Bavarian Style Meatballs

Bavarian Style Meatballs


"These are very good, and very easy; the meatballs are made in cooked in a slow cooker. I sometimes like to add a can of chunk pineapple when I make them, and then I substitute pineapple juice for the water."


4 h 5 m servings 494 cals
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Original recipe yields 7 servings



  • Calories:
  • 494 kcal
  • 25%
  • Fat:
  • 17.1 g
  • 26%
  • Carbs:
  • 76.7g
  • 25%
  • Protein:
  • 11.5 g
  • 23%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 50 mg
  • 17%
  • Sodium:
  • 1954 mg
  • 78%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a medium size mixing bowl, combine chili sauce, cranberry sauce, sauerkraut, water, and brown sugar. Mix well. Pour sauce and meatballs in a slow cooker, stir.
  2. Cook, covered, at a medium temperature for 4 hours. Stir occasionally to coat meatballs.


  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.
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  1. 126 Ratings


I have been making this recipe for years and someone ALWAYS asks me for it when I take them somewhere, during the holidays I keep the ingredients on hand in case a sudden party comes up. One t...

Perfect as an appetizer for holiday parties. Most people are surprised by the delicious combination of cranberry sauce and sauerkraut. Definitely use WHOLE BERRY cranberry sauce. I usually re...

We did not like this recipe-we doubled the amount of meatballs called for and still had too much of the mixture. On top of that, we did not enjoy the flavor at all and it sort of smelled weird ...

This is a great recipe!!!! I made these for a company pot luck and everyone raved about them! They have a tangy flavor that is kind of like a sweet/sour taste. Every time I make these, people al...

Loved it. Cut the sugar in half and found it sweet enough. Doubled the meat balls. Cooked on high for 1 hour and then 3 hours on low. Will do again for sure.

Great recipe! We had friends bring it to an Oktoberfest party and served it as an appetizer. I made it tonight and served it over rice, as the main dish. My kids loved it and asked for seconds. ...

delicious!! served as the main course of dinner over white rice, with salad and breadsticks. The kids ate every bite and so did the grownups!! I used 1 chopped onion instead of sauerkraut. I ...

A little too sweet for my taste but all the party goers LOVED them. I used 1/2 the sugar as some others suggested.

I have made these several times and there are never any left in the pot when I go home. I am ALWAYS asked for the recipe whenever I take these to any party. YUM! I also cook the meatballs bef...