This is a partnered post. As always, all opinions are my own.
With the Super Bowl just a couple weeks away I know party food is a hot topic right now. Everybody is getting ready for game day and planning their Super Bowl menus. Although I don’t watch the Super Bowl, it is still fun to have a day dedicated to eating party food.
Over the last couple of years I’ve worked with Johnsonville and use their products often at home. It seems like they are constantly expanding their product line and the newest addition is meatballs. I know you’ve seen me write it before, but since my husband is Italian and loves all things pasta and meatballs, this makes me very happy. And what makes me even happier is that they contain no artificial flavors or colors and are made with premium cuts of meat.
Okay, so back to the game day menu.
Using Johnsonville Classic Italian Meatballs, you can make these Easy Ultimate Party Meatballs with absolutely no prep work. Now that’s what I call easy! You can cook them in your slow cooker or in a saucepan, it’s totally your call!
- 1 12 ounce bottle Chili Sauce
- 1 14 ounce can Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce
- 1 24 ounce package Johnsonville Classic Italian Meatballs
- Combine sauces in a large saucepan and cook over medium-low heat, stirring until smooth.
- Add meatballs, cover and cook for 15 minutes or until meatballs are heated through, stirring occasionally.
- In a medium sized bowl, combine chili sauce and cranberry sauce.
- Place meatballs in a slow cooker and pour sauce mixture over meatballs.
- Cover and cook on high for 4 hours.
It truly doesn’t get much easier than this, folks. Score one for mama!
The combination of the slight heat from the chili sauce mixed with the sweetness from the cranberry sauce was a crowd pleaser. Even my picky little guy gobbled them right up. The smashed potatoes on the other hand were a different story. But I wasn’t above bribing. I got him to eat the potatoes by bribing him with another meatball. I pick my battles y’all and this one wasn’t worth fighting.
Don’t have any Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce in the pantry? No worries, regular cranberry sauce will work, too. And if you are feeling a little like Betty Crocker, you can make your own meatballs using Johnsonville Ground Sausage. I opted for the easy way out. I had three little mouths and one big mouth saying they were “starving.”
What’s on your game day menu?