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Quick and Easy Ultimate Party Meatballs

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Disclosure: I received Heinz®, Johnsonville® and Ocean Spray® products in exchange for sharing this recipe. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

We love party foods, even when we don't have a party planned.  That's because we have 8 people in our small house, and every occasion feels like I'm doing the work of a party planning committee!

Luckily, I have some secrets up my sleeve for easy, family-pleasing party foods that are great for just us or even when we have company stop by.  (And with a new baby in the house, we have been getting our fair share of visitors.)  One of my favorite recipes that the kids also love is the Ultimate Party Meatballs featuring Ocean Spray Cranberry Sauce, Heinz Chili Sauce, and Johnsonville Classic Italian Meatballs.  (Note: The Meatballs may not be in stores everywhere, but the recipe can work for any kind of meatball -- even homemade.)

Since this party food can be prepared in the slow cooker, it's literally a 2-minute menu item.  Just click the grahic below for the full details of how to make it.  You essentially throw the chili sauce and cranberries together, then pour over the meatballs.  It really is THAT simple.

My kids, tired and dirty from working outside all day, gobbled these down with some fresh root veggies and bread..

If you need further proof that the small time commitment pays off, just check out what's left of the meatballs I prepared today.  (This was the ONLY plate that still had any sauce on it; the kids enjoyed the sauce almost as much as the meatballs!)

Have you made these meatballs before? What party do you have coming up that you could serve them at?

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