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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Sweet and Sour Meatballs...

5:05 pm - 33 degrees - snowing...

This is one of those little recipes that I just assume everyone and their grandma knows about...then I make them for some gathering and inevitably find out that there are people in the world who have never heard of such a thing!  If you are among those who have never before seen this recipe then your first response will probably start with “What the...?”
Why?  Because there are only two ingredients to this magical sweet and sour sauce!  And you will never guess what they are... Grape Jelly and Heinz Chili Sauce!  Yes, you read that correctly.  Trust me on this one, the combination of those two ingredients is amazing.  If you’re wondering, Chili Sauce can be found in the grocery store somewhere in the vicinity of the ketchup.  It’s tangy, sweet, and tart all at the same time and full of spices.  The grape jelly adds sweetness and flavor and the result is a wonderful and quick sweet and sour sauce.

Now for the can either use your favorite meatball recipe made from scratch (this is what I usually do and I use elk burger) or you can walk by the frozen food section at your grocery store and grab a bag of pre-made frozen meatballs.  Either way, these Sweet & Sour Meatballs are delicious!

~Sweet and Sour Meatballs ~
3 to 5 pounds homemade or frozen meatballs
1 32-oz jar grape jelly
1 12-oz jars chili sauce

Pour grape jelly and chili sauce into crock pot and whisk together.  Add the cooked meatballs, gently stirring them into the sauce.  Cook on low for several hours or until hot.  {Personally I think the longer the better because it allows time for the meatballs to absorb the delicious sweet and sour sauce.}


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