If you read my last post you know I love collecting (well, have an addiction to) canned pumpkin. In that post I also ‘fessed up to owning my fair share of canned cranberry sauce, canned mandarin oranges and peanut butter….. Someone in the comments admitted to hoarding ketchup, which I must admit I also do… BUT… and this is BIG! ONLY IN THE SUMMER! HA!
I hosted a party last night for co-workers and served these meatballs WHICH CALL FOR TWO CANS OF CRANBERRY SAUCE! Yes, I know! The pantry gods were smiling.
I doubled the sauce and tripled the amount of meatballs. This is the perfect amount for a full crock pot.
12 ounces chili sauce
1 can whole berry cranberry sauce
27 ounces sauerkraut, undrained (more or less is fine also)
½ C brown sugar
16 ounces meatballs
Mix the sauce. Pour over meatballs and gently stir. Pour into crock pot and cook all day on low.
Truly, everyone loves these. The sauerkraut kinda melts away so even if you ‘don’t like’ it (what’s wrong with you?), you will never know it’s in there. The first time I made these was for a huge church party. I was in charge of 300 servings of meatballs. I made a roaster full of these, plus a roaster full of a spicy Mexican meatball and also a roaster full of an Asian meatball….. everyone loved these. They always do.
Now, off to eat some mandarin oranges.