Saturday, December 11, 2010

KITCHEN KREATIONS: Crock pot Meatballs with Grape Jelly Sauce


The other night the hubby and I were talking about our Superbowl menu. I told him that I had been thinking about making meatballs but I wanted to try this sauce that I found online. The sauce uses chili sauce and grape jelly. Sounds gross, right? That's what he thought too, but I had already tried it before so I knew that as disgusting a combination as that sounds, it actually makes for a really good sauce. Of course I had to modify the recipe a little bit because I am big on seasoning everything, but I have to say it came out really good. For the actual Superbowl party, I plan on making my own meatballs, but since we were mainly trying out the sauce, we used frozen ones that were already cooked. Here is the recipe, hope you enjoy!

1 bag frozen “home-style” beef meatballs
12 oz. bottle chili sauce
1 cup grape jelly
½ cup barbecue sauce
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp soy sauce
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp garlic powder

1. Place frozen meatballs in crock pot on high.
2. Combine all remaining ingredients in pot and bring to boil.
3. Pour over meatballs and let cook in crock pot for 2-3 hours on low to incorporate flavors.
4. Enjoy!


Sonya said...

That looks good. I have a really good recipe for Sweedish meatballs, if you are interested. You add potatoes to the meat mixture and make a sauce using heavy whipping cream. Love your blog, I also like to cook types of food.

KeshaB623 said...

That sounds really good, Sonya! Do you have a blog on here? I'd love to follow you!

Sonya said...

Swedish Meatballs & Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients for Meatballs
• ½ of a medium potato
• 1/3 of a small onion
• 2 tablespoons of oil
• 1lb of ground beef
• 2 eggs
• 4 tablespoons of panko bread crumbs
• 5 tablespoons of heavy cream
• 4 tablespoons of oil

1. Peel and chop ½ of medium potato and bring to a boil. Once done drain and mash potatoes with a fork. Set aside and let cool.
2. Peel and chop onion, use 2 tablespoons of oil to sautĂ© onions until it’s transparent. Set aside and let cool
3. In a large bowl beat 2 eggs and add ground beef, bread crumbs, salt, pepper, and heavy cream. Once onions and potatoes are cooled add them to the meat and mix with hands.
4. Next, you will need a dish to place the meatballs in once you have formed them into 1 inch balls. When finished forming the meatballs, cover the dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
5. Heat 4 tablespoons of oil in frying pan and cook meatballs. Roll with a fork to ensure that the meatballs cook evenly. Once done transfer to a dish and wipe out the skillet. To make the sauce heat ½ cup of heavy cream in the skillet and add salt and pepper to taste.* I usually use more cream because I like a lot of sauce. Cook the cream briefly, stirring until it thickens.
6. Place meatballs on top of mashed potatoes and pour sauce over meatballs and potatoes.

Mash Potato Recipe is just a standard recipe. Peel and chop potatoes and boil. Drain and mash, add butter and milk.

Sonya said...

I do have a blog, but I have not updated it in a long time. It's videos and pictures of Kason.

anthony stemke said...

i'm always interested in fruit usage. this recipe was very good. thank you

KeshaB623 said...

Thanks so much! I'm glad that you like it.

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