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Slow-Cooker Cranberry Chipotle Meatballs

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Slow-Cooker Cranberry Chipotle Meatballs
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Servings 10
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These sweet-and-spicy meatballs are extra-easy to make thanks to a little help from the slow cooker. Perfect for your next holiday party.
Updated Sep 20, 2016

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 1 cup finely diced onion
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 cup Progresso™ plain bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 can (14 oz) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 3 diced chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, plus 1 tablespoon adobo sauce from can
Make With
Make With
Progresso Breadcrumbs

Steps

  • 1
    In 8-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook onions in oil 3 to 5 minutes or until translucent and softened; add garlic. Cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • 2
    In large bowl, soak bread crumbs in milk. Add cooled onion mixture, beef, egg, salt, pepper and allspice. Mix well. Shape mixture into about 30 walnut-size meatballs; place in slow cooker.
  • 3
    In another bowl, mix cranberry sauce and chipotle chiles with adobo. Pour mixture over meatballs in slow cooker. Cover and cook on Low heat setting 8 hours. Serve using toothpicks and/or with bread.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Beef that is 90% lean is best for this recipe; a higher fat content is fine but may make the sauce greasy.

Nutrition

210 Calories, 7g Total Fat, 10g Protein, 26g Total Carbohydrate, 16g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
210
Calories from Fat
60
Total Fat
7g
11%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
12%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
45mg
16%
Sodium
260mg
11%
Potassium
135mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
26g
9%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
16g
Protein
10g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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