Ok, so the first of many Christmas events began last night for us. Matt had his work department party and we were asked to bring an appetizer or dessert. In my opinion, there are never enough savory dishes at potlucks. An even when it's just appetizers and desserts, most people don't eat dinner before they come. So this is my go-to hearty, meaty, savory (and sweet) holiday recipe. It's super fast to make and, believe me, there won't be any leftovers to take home.
Sorry...no picture of the dish. But, let's be honest, meatballs aren't the most photogenic food. Oh, but look, here is a town where there are probably lots of Christmas parties happening and I bet they are eating meatballs as they laugh and dance to Christmas music.
Sweet and Sour Cranberry Meatballs
- Bag of frozen, store-bought meatballs (I prefer Swedish or regular flavor--not Italian)
- 1 can of whole-cranberry sauce
- 2 Tbls. apple cider vinegar
- 2 Tbls. soy sauce
- 3 Tbls. brown sugar
Dump the frozen meatballs into a crock pot. Turn on low or high, depending on your time frame. In a separate bowl, mix the cranberry sauce, vinegar, soy sauce and brown sugar. Then pour the mixture on top of the meatballs. Occasionally, stir up the meatballs, coating them in the sauce. Serve once they are hot.