Recipe By Jshot21
Published Mar 5th
Prep 10m Cook 4h Additional - Ready In 4h 10m
Servings 16 servings Calories 132.2

This is a sweet and spicy meatball, great as an appetizer!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen cooked meatballs, thawed
  • 1 (16 ounce) can jellied cranberry sauce
  • 1 (15 ounce) can pineapple chunks, drained
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 canned chipotle chile in adobo sauce, chopped - or more to taste

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Place the meatballs into a slow cooker. In a bowl, mash the cranberry sauce roughly, and mix with the pineapple chunks, brown sugar, and chipotle chile. Pour the sauce over the meatballs, and stir to combine. Cover the cooker, set to Low setting, and cook until the sauce is thickened and the meatballs have absorbed the sauce flavors, 4 to 5 hours. Serve with toothpicks.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 132.2
  • Carbohydrate 20.2 g
  • Cholesterol 23.6 mg
  • Fat 3.7 g
  • Fiber 0.6 g
  • Protein 4.9 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.3 g
  • Sodium 48.3 mg
  • Sugar 17.7 g


  1. This sauce has a wonderful and unique flavor. I expected it to be more "holiday" tasting because of the cranberry sauce but it's definitely a year-round dish. (Not that cranberry sauce isn't wonderful any time of year.) I used homemade meatballs I had frozen two chipotles and two tsp. of the adobo sauce. I also - Read more ...
  2. Fantastic! Added 2 chipotle chilies and 2 tblspns of adobo....perfect amount of spice and sweet. Great time I will make my own meatballs. Perfect crockpot Super Bowl appy. Thanks!
  3. Yummy! I love chipotle so I couldn't wait to try these. However I did make a few changes due since I didn't have all the ingrediants. I used two 32 oz. bags of swedish meatballs a large can of chipotle 1 can of jellied 1 can had whole cranberries in it and a small scoop - Read more ...
  4. This appetizer is delicious! The meatballs and pineapple melt in your mouth. If you are setting this out for more than 6 people double the batch. It is spicy so not something you want to serve to young children.
  5. Please keep in mind that the recipe calls for one chile, not one can of chiles. It is very important to remember if you want to keep your mouth intact and your head from exploding.
  6. I made this recipe exactly as the ingredients called for as well as the exact cooking times. Be cautioned - these are extremely spicy! Generally I like hot and spicy foods - I tend to order "very hot" when it comes to wings as well as enjoying tons of cajun and creole foods. But these - Read more ...
  7. I made these for Christmas and New Years and it turned out to be a hit! I used mandarian oranges instead of pineapples because my father's allergic. The chipotle chile in adobo sauce is very spicy. I only used half the can in a doubled recipe. If they sit over night they will be more - Read more ...
  8. Delicious! I had to use up some meatball mix so I used fresh meatballs. I also only used half adobo and half Sweet baby Rays bbq sauce since I cant handle spicy very well. So good. Added to the list of favorites!
  9. I've served these at least four times over the holiday season. They are easy healthy and REALLY good. They have been a hit with everyone. I haven't tried using a stronger cheese (Gorgonzola/Blue Cheese) yet but will the next time I prepare them. They are TERRIFIC