Cranberry Chipotle Meatballs

Cranberry Chipotle Meatballs

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"This is a sweet and spicy meatball, great as an appetizer!"


4 h 10 m servings 132 cals
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Original recipe yields 16 servings



  • Calories:
  • 132 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 3.7 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs:
  • 20.2g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 4.9 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 48 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place the meatballs into a slow cooker. In a bowl, mash the cranberry sauce roughly, and mix with the pineapple chunks, brown sugar, and chipotle chile. Pour the sauce over the meatballs, and stir to combine. Cover the cooker, set to Low setting, and cook until the sauce is thickened and the meatballs have absorbed the sauce flavors, 4 to 5 hours. Serve with toothpicks.


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  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.
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  1. 24 Ratings


I made these for Christmas and New Years, and it turned out to be a hit! I used mandarian oranges instead of pineapples because my father's allergic. The chipotle chile in adobo sauce is very sp...

Please keep in mind that the recipe calls for one chile, not one can of chiles. It is very important to remember if you want to keep your mouth intact and your head from exploding.

Delicious! I had to use up some meatball mix so I used fresh meatballs. I also only used half adobo and half Sweet baby Rays bbq sauce since I cant handle spicy very well. So good. Added to t...

I've served these at least four times over the holiday season. They are easy, healthy and REALLY good. They have been a hit with everyone. I haven't tried using a stronger cheese (Gorgonzola/...

I made this recipe exactly as the ingredients called for as well as the exact cooking times. Be cautioned - these are extremely spicy! Generally I like hot and spicy foods - I tend to order "v...

This sauce has a wonderful and unique flavor. I expected it to be more "holiday" tasting because of the cranberry sauce, but it's definitely a year-round dish. (Not that cranberry sauce isn't ...

Fantastic! Added 2 chipotle chilies and 2 tblspns of adobo....perfect amount of spice and sweet. Great time I will make my own meatballs. Perfect crockpot Super Bowl appy. Thanks!

Yummy! I love chipotle, so I couldn't wait to try these. However, I did make a few changes due since I didn't have all the ingrediants. I used two 32 oz. bags of swedish meatballs, a large can ...

This appetizer is delicious! The meatballs and pineapple melt in your mouth. If you are setting this out for more than 6 people double the batch. It is spicy so not something you want to serve t...