Slow Cooker Cranberry Meatballs

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Enjoy this Slow Cooker Cranberry Meatballs recipe at any time of the year when you want the tangy and sweet flavor of cranberries on your dinner plate or available as an appetizer when friends, guests and relatives may be visiting your home. This is another quick and easy as well as affordable cranberry meatballs recipe that you can make any time, and not just during the holiday season when we seem to eat cranberries with everything. Enjoy this wonderful little fruit and the tart and tangy taste that it brings whenever you are in the mood for it with this slow cooker cranberry meatballs recipe. This meatballs recipe is simple enough to pull together, and your older cooks may be able to do it for you.

This meatballs recipe adds plenty of seasoning that gives zip and flavor to this sweet cranberries and sauce that form the main part of this recipe. So this recipe will also have a bit of heat and snap to make it more interesting. These meatballs are made using pre-packaged frozen meatballs that you can pick up at your local grocery store. So that means this dish will come together quickly, cheaply and easily. As well, the cranberry sauce is just a canned variety, too, so that will also help speed things up. A few great seasonings, as well as some time in the slow cooker and this recipe is done.

The slow cooker is a great invention. It comes from the Jewish tradition of leaving food to cook during the night when ovens were turned off for the Sabbath and no cooking or meal preparation could be done for that day. So as the ovens cooled, meals were set for the night and they cooked very slowly. The result was a sumptuous feast made from a very low heat. An enterprising entrepreneur noticed this method in the early 1930s or so, and developed a table top version of the process. That was the slow cooker. The slow cooker has continued to be used, and even more and more, over time. It might even be the most useful of kitchen tools for a busy home cook. It is also very cheap to buy, and takes no skill to use, but turns out the best and most tender and juicy food you can imagine. The slow cooker is best perhaps with meat, chicken, fish and lamb recipes (among other meats). Because the meat is cooked so slowly and with a lid on to preserve the juices the results are generally quite spectacular. And the time that this recipe spends in the slow cooker will help permeate the meatballs with the flavors of cranberries and other seasonings.

Nutrition Facts for: Slow Cooker Cranberry Meatballs From Real House Moms
Ingredients: Meatballs, canned jellied cranberry sauce, ketchup, water, soy sauce, ground ginger, garlic powder, crushed red pepper flakes, light brown sugar.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 16 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 135, Calories from Fat 73, Total Fat 8.1g 12%, Saturated Fat 3.0g 15%, Cholesterol 24mg 8%, Sodium 349mg 15%, Potassium 60mg 2%, Carbohydrates 8.0g 3%, Dietary Fiber 1.6g 6%, Sugars 3.0g, Protein 10.3g, Vitamin A 1%, Vitamin C 12%, Calcium 1%,Iron 1%

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