Monday, January 4, 2010

Sweet and Spicy Meatballs

This is a super easy recipe that is great for parties or just a relaxing day at home when you want something different that doesn't require too much work. Doug and I actually ate these on New Year's Day and they were the perfect thing for a lazy day at home.

This is one of those recipes that is really just a list of ingredients - the amounts are really up to you, just add things until it tastes good to you and you have enough to cover your meatballs.

Sweet and Spicy Meatballs

1 Bag of Frozen Meatballs*
BBQ Sauce (your favorite brand)
Grape Jelly
Worchestire Sauce

Place meatballs in crockpot.
Pour a large amount of BBQ sauce into a separate bowl (enough so that it looks like it will cover your meatballs).
Place grape jelly into a separate bowl and microwave for a few seconds until it easily stirs smooth (I usually start with about 1/3 cup, it's easy to add more later).
Add the jelly to the sauce, then add a few dashes of worchestire. Take a small taste and adjust to your liking (more jelly for sweetness, worchestire for spice).
Pour the sauce over the meatballs, make sure they are well covered.
Cook on high for 2.5 to 3 hours or low for 5, or until warmed completely.
Goes great with French bread.

*You can use homemade meatballs also, but they won't need to cook as long.


Lorelei said...

That sauce sounds great. My family always does the grape jelly with hot sauce, but I like your variation. Thanks for the tip!

Amber Larson said...

Oh I just stummbled across your blog and I just made this last week. I use grape jelly and a jar of chili sauce.

Ryan and Shelley said...

I make a similar recipe with grape jelly and ketchup. So easy.. and so good! BBQ sauce sounds like a great variation.