Cranberry Chili Sausages

Here is a great twist on a recipe that most of us are familiar with. It is adapted from a Taste of Home meatball recipe.  Instead, I used country style venison sausages sliced 3/4 inch thick, but this recipe is great with frozen beef, pork, or even bison meatballs.  The tang of the cranberry with a little zip from the chili is a great way to refresh a party hit!


Cranberry Chili Sausages


    • 2 cans (14 ounces) whole berry cranberry sauce
    • 2 bottle (12 ounces) chili sauce
    • 1 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
    • 1 teaspoon chili powder
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 4 lbs fully cooked homestyle venison sausage (or meatballs)


    • In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine the first six ingredients; stir until sugar is dissolved. Add sausages; cook for 20-25 minutes or until hot, stirring occasionally. Yield: about 30 servings.