Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Sunny with a Chance of Delicious Meatballs

Want a delicious meal your kids will beg you for again and again? Don't mind getting your hands a little dirty in the process? Great!


1 pound lean ground beef
1 cup crushed crackers (I used a combination of saltine and Townhouse)
1 egg, slightly beaten
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons onion, minced
2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon oil (I used extra-virgin olive oil)
2/3 cup chili sauce
2/3 cup grape jelly

Mix ground beef with crackers, egg, garlic, onion, milk, salt and pepper. Form mixture into meatballs, approximately 40. Heat oil in frying pan and brown meatballs on all sides. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.

Combine jelly and chili sauce; pour over meatballs.

Heat, stirring occasionally until jelly is melted. Simmer 10 - 12 minutes until sauce has thickened up, basting occasionally.

I decided to take another route with this and put the meatballs in the crockpot after browning. I covered them with the sauce and turned the crockpot on low. I'll serve tonight with seasoned brown rice, a side of steamed broccoli and garlic bread. Mmm!


Karen S. said...

I do a similar recipe but I bake my meatballs (I think its easier) and one day I didn't have grape jelly, so I use apple. We loved it so much we use apple now every time.

Cindy said...

THis sounds AMAZING!! I think my kids might actually like meatballs. Oh, by the way, nooooo way will I take pictures of my freezer (way too scary) but I did enjoy seeing yours. You are just way too organized and make me look so bad.