This is a great recipe for the freezer! Obviously, you can skip the freezing part and just put it straight in the crockpot.
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoon lemon juice
10 ounces canned jellied cranberry sauce
1 cup jarred chili sauce
1 pound extra-lean ground beef
2/3 cup dry bread crumbs
1 egg white
2 tablespoons minced onion
In a 1 gallon freezer bag combine SAUCE ingredients.
Mix MEATBALL ingredients thoroughly; shape mixture into meatballs. Place the formed meatballs into the 1 gallon bag containing the sauce. Gently and carefully squeeze the bag to force out any air; then seal the bag.
For best results, place filled bag into a second freezer bag and seal it. Place in freezer, lying flat.
TO PREPARE: Removed Crock Pot Meatballs from the freezer and defrost. Place meatballs and sauce in a crock pot. Cover crock pot and cook on low-heat setting for 6-8 hours. Garnish with parsley, if desired.