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A spicy spin on a classic holiday appetizer – Slow Cooker Cranberry Chipotle Meatballs using La Morena® Chipotle Peppers in Adobo – 7 oz can will bring some Latin flare to your next holiday party!
They’re here. The holidays. How in the world did they sneak up on me so fast?! Every year I say I’m going to get ahead of the game and plan ahead and host a Friendsgiving and buy Christmas presents early and make fancy festive food for holiday parties. But somehow the holidays arrive and I’m not ready.
So let’s get ready! Today I am partnering with Jewel-Osco and La Morena® to celebrate the holidays! Be sure to check out this amazing sweepstakes for an incredible giveaway!
Now, it should be no surprise to you that I love Mexican food – as evidenced by the number of taco recipes on this blog. I grew up in a household where we had tacos once a week; but Mexican food was never present at our holiday gatherings. I’m going to change that.
Last weekend as I was grocery shopping, I was admiring the recently renovated Jewel-Osco (the Broadway and Addison location for all my Chicago readers!) and had to smile as I turned down the aisle containing the Mexican food. The aisle (3b) goes by the name ‘Cornelia Avenue’; Cornelia Avenue is the first street that I lived on when I moved to Chicago. It was a small, grungy studio apartment; but it was all mine and I loved it. Cornelia Avenue holds a very special place in my heart.
Do you ever have those moments where you just feel like you are in the exact right place? Yea, that is exactly how that felt.
For these slow cooker meatballs, I used chipotle peppers to balance the sweetness from the cranberry sauce with a little spice. And they are such a simple appetizer to throw together and bring to a holiday party. I adore low maintenance dishes and I especially love foods that can be cooked, served, and kept warm in the same container.
Oh I love the holidays, even when they sneak up on me. I hope you are taking some time out of your busy schedules to slow down, relax, and enjoy this wonderful season with family, friends, and food!
How are you going to use La Morena® to celebrate the holidays this year? Tell me in the comments below!
If you make these Slow Cooker Cranberry Chipotle Meatballs or any of my recipes, don’t forget to post a picture on social media and use the hashtag #imhungrybynature for a chance to be featured!
- 2 pounds pre-cooked frozen turkey meatballs, thawed
- 1 14.5 ounce can whole berry cranberry jelly
- 3 peppers from La Morena® Chipotle Peppers in Adobo - 7 oz can, finely chopped
- 2 Tablespoons adobo sauce from chipotle peppers can
- ½ can La Morena® Chipotle Sauce
- Add all ingredients in a slow cooker, stirring to combine.
- Cook for 3-4 hours on high.
Don’t forget to head over to your local Jewel-Osco to pick up some La Morena® products to bring some Latin flare to your holiday meal!