Publix Aprons Back to the Table: Tailgating Starters

Tailgating Starters: Spiced Cranberry Meatballs, Fiesta Chicken Roll-Ups, & Sweet and Salty Toffee Bites


Spiced Cranberry Meatballs
Total Time – 30 minutes (Makes 16 Servings)

1 (14-oz) can whole-berry cranberry sauce
1 (12-oz) jar chili sauce
1/4 cup orange marmalade
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
2 packages frozen turkey (or beef) meatballs (20–24 oz ea)

1. Place all ingredients (except meatballs) in large stockpot and place on medium heat. Cook and stir 5–6 minutes or until sauce is
smooth and hot.
2. Gently stir in frozen meatballs, reduce heat to medium-low, and cover; cook 15–18 minutes, stirring occasionally, and until meatballs are 165°F. Serve.

CALORIES (per 1/16 recipe) 220kcal; FAT 9g; SAT FAT 2.5g; TRANS FAT 0g; CHOL 40mg; SODIUM 980mg; CARB 24g; FIBER 1g; SUGARS 16g; PROTEIN 14g; VIT A 6%; VIT C 0%; CALC 4%; IRON 10%


Fiesta Chicken Roll-Ups
Total Time – 30 minutes (Makes 16 Servings)

2 (8-oz) containers light cream cheese spread
1 Deli chilled rotisserie chicken
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
1/2 cup presliced green onions
1 (10-oz) can diced tomatoes with chiles, well drained
1 1/2 cups shredded Mexican taco cheese blend
2 tablespoons taco seasoning
8 burrito-size flour tortillas (10″)

1. Place cheese spread in medium bowl; divide into small pieces to soften. Shred chicken breast meat (2 cups). Chop cilantro. Add all ingredients (except tortillas) to cheese spread; mix with electric mixer until blended.
2. Spread mixture evenly over each tortilla and roll up tightly. Place on baking sheet (seam side down); chill 15 minutes or until chilled. Cut each tortilla roll into ten 1-inch pieces. Serve.

CALORIES (per 1/16 recipe) 220kcal; FAT 9g; SAT FAT 6g; TRANS FAT 0g; CHOL 45mg; SODIUM 580mg; CARB 20g; FIBER 2g; SUGARS 3g; PROTEIN 10g; VIT A 10%; VIT C 4%; CALC 15%; IRON 8%


Sweet and Salty Toffee Bites
Active Time – 20 minutes , Total Time – 65 minutes (Makes 24 Servings)

Nonstick aluminum foil
40 saltine crackers
1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 (8.75-oz) bag cereal and pretzel snack mix, crushed
1 (12-oz) bag semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line baking sheet with foil. Place crackers on pan in single layer.
2. Preheat medium saucepan on medium-high 2–3 minutes. Place butter in pan and melt; stir in sugar. Bring to boil and cook 3
minutes. Immediately pour over crackers, spreading to cover crackers completely.
3. Bake crackers 5–6 minutes or until bubbling vigorously. Pierce a small hole in the top of party mix bag; crush by hand or with rolling pin.
4. Remove pan from oven and sprinkle chocolate chips over top; let stand 5 minutes. Spread melted chocolate with spatula until toffee is coated with chocolate; sprinkle party mix and salt over chocolate. Chill 30–45 minutes or until brittle enough to break into bite-size pieces. Serve.

CALORIES (per 1/24 recipe) 240kcal; FAT 14g; SAT FAT 8g; TRANS FAT 0g; CHOL 20mg; SODIUM 210mg; CARB 29g; FIBER 1g; SUGARS 18g; PROTEIN 3g; VIT A 4%; VIT C 0%; CALC 2%; IRON 2% provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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