Again: Broken computer = unedited pics, bare with me.
Fallfamily outings, football games, and festivities usually require warm food, especially if its going to be outside in crisp weather. I always turn to mini meatballs for these kind of events because they are super easy, warm, filling and even all the little kids love them.
This recipe is super simple which is a plus in my book, but you can always make it a little more challenging by making your own meatballs. Just follow my basic meatball recipe and make quarter sized meatballs instead of the large ones.
6 dozen frozen packaged frozen meatballs
1 can (14 oz) cranberry sauce
1 jar (12 oz) Apple butter, or jelly
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
½ tsp crushed red pepper
¾ cups ketchup
¼ cup water
Cook meatballs according to package instructions. \
Meanwhile in a large Dutch oven or sauce pan combine remaining ingredients. Bring to a simmer and cook for 10 – 15 minutes, stirring regularly, until well combined and thickened.
Gently stir in the meatballs and serve warm.
May be refrigerated and warmed before serving, or placed in a crock pot on warm.