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Sweet and Spicy Party Meatballs

These Sweet and Spicy Party Meatballs are the perfect easy appetizer for a crowd. With only 4 ingredients and a spicy bbq flavor, these are the perfect twist on a classic cocktail meatball recipe.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword cocktail meatballs, party meatballs
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings 12 people
Calories 295kcal
Author Tanya



  • 32 oz frozen precooked meatballs
  • 1 14 oz can of jellied cranberry sauce
  • 1 cup bbq sauce
  • 2 chopped Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce + 2 Tbsp sauce


  • Place ingredients in slow cooker, ensuring all the meatballs are covered. Cook on low for 3-4 hours or until the meatballs are cooked through. Serve and enjoy.


  • If you like your sauce less spicy, leave out the extra 1-2 Tbsp of adobe pepper sauce. 
  • I use precooked frozen meatballs. I prefer beef meatballs for this recipe but any meatballs you can get your hands on should work just fine. 
  • Any original bbq sauce will work fine. Homemade or Sweet Baby Ray’s work best.


Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 329mg | Potassium: 281mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 199IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg