A Recipe (And A Challenge)

Probably not diet friendly at all for those on diets, though you may be able to make it with turkey meatballs or even vegiemeatballs.

Googling around, there are variations on this, I’m giving you the version my mom verbally told me.

First you need some meatballs, around 30-40 that are the size of a medium sized gumball or bouncy ball you’d get out of a vending machine (sorry I had nothing else in my head to use as a size comparison). If you go larger, decrease the number (or increase the amount of sauce). You can either make your own fresh or if you are short on time or just lazy, use frozen.

Brown the meatballs in the oven as directed on the package or per your recipe. Be sure to drain any grease.

For the sauce. 1 part Welches grape jelly (yes, grape jelly, Welches for the best taste) 1 part Heinz chili sauce (yes I said chili sauce)

In a sauce pan heat the jelly up so it becomes liquidy (yeah that’s not a word), add the chili sauce, stir to combine.

Put the meatballs and the sauce in a crockpot. Put the pot in the fridge (so the meat doesn’t go bad) and let them marinate over night. When you are ready to eat, heat up in the crock pot on low for a few hours before serving

Other recipes just say slow cook over night in the crock pot.

These are SO good! They sound disgusting, but the sauce is actually very tangy!

The challenge is to see if anyone is brave enough to make them 🙂



5 Responses to “A Recipe (And A Challenge)”

Debby Says:

How funny…I grew up with my Mom making the same recipe, but with vienna sausages instead. I agree though very tangy and yummy. I make it every year for our holiday party and it’s always the first thing that I run out of!


Dustin Says:

Perhaps it would make the vienna sausages taste better 🙂

I used to eat those when I was a kid. Now I think about how often I ate them and my stomach hurts. One of those things I tried again as an adult and wondered “Why did I like these?”

I have the same feeling about those eddy’s thin mints. Blech, I had way to many of them at grandma’s as a kid.


Marie Says:

My mother-in-law made them years ago and gave me the recipe. They were called sweet & sour meatballs. They are really tasty!


Marie Says:

PS. I think they were originally meant to be hors d’oeuvres.


Jesse Says:

I make veggieballs using the chili sauce and cranberry sauce (with whole cranberries). Really good too!