Cranberry Glazed Meatballs and Rice

Oh man, were we craving Chinese cuisine tonight! I was rummaging through the kitchen tryng to figure out something to make that would satisfy this craving. I spotted a bag of frozen meatballs and that was where I began. This dish is sooo yummy! My family really enjoyed it and I heard lots of “this is great mom!” comments. So, I thought you would like the recipe. It’s super easy and delicious!

1 bag of home style frozen meatballs
1 can Whole Cranberries Sauce
1/2 c Sweet Baby Rae’s BBQ sauce, or your favorite
1/2 -3/4 c. orange juice
3/4 can pineapple chunks and the juice
4 carrots, cleaned and sliced into circles
1 bunch of broccoli, cleaned and sliced into small spears
2 cups of cooked white rice

When your rice is covered and turn to low begin cooking your meatballs.

Cook about 3/4 of the bag of meatballs in the microwave for about 5 minutes. Set aside.
In a stew pot, add the following, 1 can whole cranberries sauce and stir until smooth. Drain out the juice fromt the can of pineapple. Turn the heat to medium and add the bbq sauce, orange juice, and the pineapple juice. Stir well. Chop veggies. As the sauce begins to bubble turn it down to med -low and add in the meatballs and stir and add in the carrots. Cover. Cook for about 15-20 min. Add in the broccoli and cook for about 5 min or until you like the “bite” of the broccoli. Turn to low and cook for another 5-10 min.
Serve immediatly.

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