Easy Delicious Party Food – Slow Cooker Cranberry Chipotle Meatballs

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When you say delicious party food, I say cranberry chipotle meatballs.  You: Delicious Party Food!  Me: Cranberry Chipotle Meatballs!!!  Let’s repeat this 3-5 times and then start clapping…or we could just “cheers” our forks and eat this.  Let’s do that.  Just don’t ask me for my bottle of Tabasco Chipotle Sauce because you’ll need that fork to defend yourself.  I’m just sayin’.  It’s my new prized possession and I’m low on it and need to go to the store so…

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Tabasco pepper sauce comes in several varieties but my new BFF is the Chipotle flavor.  I call it, “Hello, I love you” sauce which I also sing directly to the bottle in true Doors fashion. Hey, Tabasco has a new flavor out now too. I haven’t tried it yet but I’m putting it on my list. It’s Tabasco brand Sriracha Thai Chili Sauce. Yum…I love Sriracha so I’m betting that’s another hit with me.

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This is a showdown.  Who will win?  Me with my potato chip or my husband and this recipe?  Thankfully there was enough to go around because I honestly couldn’t get enough of it.  I’d never had the Tabasco Chipotle sauce before so I tested it on a chip to see if it was good.  By the time we’d gotten around to making this recipe, we were below the neck of the bottle.  That’s how much we’d all eaten of it.  It is DELICIOUS.  I will be buying this again and again and again.  It’s got a wonderful smoky flavor and isn’t too hot either.  I’m in LOVE with it!  No, that’s not too strong a declaration for a sauce.  Not at all.  If I wasn’t already married, I’d marry this sauce.  Again, reasonable declaration.

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Slow Cooker Cranberry Chipotle Meatballs

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Easy and delicious 4 ingredient slow cooker cranberry chipotle meatballs.
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  • 12 oz Bottle Chili Sauce
  • 1 can Jellied Cranberry Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Tabasco Chipotle Sauce
  • 1 lb Frozen Meatballs


  • Mix all sauces.
  • Add meatballs to slow cooker/crock pot.
  • Pour sauce mixture over meatballs.
  • Cook on high for 3 hours or until meatballs are cooked through.
Course Appetizer
Keyword slow cooker

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The best thing about the sauce is that it isn’t too hot to eat by itself and it really enhances other foods too.  It’s a versatile sauce that is wonderful in this meatball recipe.  This is 4 ingredients!  That makes it PERFECT for a holiday get together, football party or any time you want something easy that everyone will love.  This might become that dish that everyone asks you to bring over.  My husband quickly made this and we all enjoyed it throughout the afternoon.  Keeping it in the slow cooker kept it available whenever someone was hungry, which makes it perfect football party food too.  YAY to that!  We enjoyed some of it while watching our favorite team.  They lost but at least this dish was a win!

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You can find Tabasco products at your local grocery.  I picked mine up at Kroger.  It was easy to find…so easy…I know just where to grab my next bottle.  I’m coming to get you Tabasco Chipotle sauce!  LOL!  No…seriously.  Get in my cart.

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Yum…yum…yum…yum…yum…  4 ingredients.  You know you want to make it.  Easy.  Party.  Food.

You come tell me how much you love that Tabasco Chipotle sauce and these meatballs.  I wanna hear about it! 😉

Happy 4 Ingredient Slow Cookin’!

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  1. Kathleen P says:

    This sounds sooo good Mizz Joy! You have done it again with what to do with those left over cans of jellied cranberry sauce from Thanxday. Last year you posted the recipe for a delicious cranberry cocktail sauce to go with SeaPak spring rolls. Well my dear, I have been making that recipe ever since! Pairing the jellied cranberry with Tabasco Chipotle sauce sounds like a capital idea to me. No doubt it will be hit with guests. I will give you all the credit too!! Thanks a mil! 🙂

    1. Kathleen,
      I’m thrilled that you like that recipe for cranberry cocktail sauce from last year! Thank you so much for letting me know! 🙂 I think you’re going to want to devour this one. It was a super big hit here. Let me know what everyone thinks. I think you’re going to love how fast and easy it is too! 🙂
      Happy holidays!

      1. Kathleen P says:

        Couldn’t wait to make for guests, so I made the Cranberry Chipotle Meatballs just for hubby and I. They are soo good! The Chipotle Tabasco gives it just enough heat and tang and I’m in love with using those crazy cans of jellied cranberry sauce in appetizer recipes. The cook time of 3 hours on high made the sauce nice and thick and the meatballs tender. Hubby wanted to change to medium heat and I said, no and glad I did. 🙂

        Everyone will love this recipe!! 🙂 Thanks Joy & Merry Christmas to you and all your blog friends!

  2. I love slow cookers and spicy things. I’ll definitely have to give these a try! Yum!

  3. Oh my goodness how we love Tabasco around here! I can’t eat fish without it. Seriously. These look amazing- will have to try them for sure!

  4. Yum, I got so hungry reading this post 😀 I just got a Crockpot so I’m definitely going to have to try out these meatballs!

    1. Kelly,
      This is a perfect recipe for your new Crockpot! I think you’re going to love how tasty AND easy it is! 😀 Happy Crock Cooking!

  5. This will make a great snack on Christmas day. Love how easy this is.

  6. Bonnie @ wemake7 says:

    Those look so delicious. We love Tabasco sauce too. I will have to try this recipe.

  7. That actually sounds super yummy, so going to try this!

  8. Saving this recipe! LOVE anything spicy.

  9. These sound absolutely delicious!! I’ve never had Tabasco Chipotle sauce either. I definitely need to try it.

    1. Julie, YES! You should definitely try it. Soooo good. 🙂

  10. My daughter loves to make meatballs for parties and they’re always a hit. I’ll pass this along to her.

    1. I think she’ll love this WendysHat! Let me know what she thinks! 🙂

  11. These look delicious! I love anything with cranberry, but adding Tabasco Chipotle is genius! Let me know when you make them again, I’d love to invite myself over! #client

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