Sweet & Sour Meatballs with only three ingredients – what’s not to love about making these?? Those of you that know me, know that I really don’t enjoy cooking as much as I did when I was younger. I do, however, like to eat so I am always on the lookout for easy, fast recipes. This Sweet & Sour Meatball recipe is one that I found years ago in a Taste of Home magazine. This has become my go-to recipe when I need to make something for a potluck. This would also be good for a tailgate party.
I usually make these for the camp owners meeting in the summer and since there is no electricity at camp (except when the generator is running ;-)), I make them in a large skillet – first heating the meatballs and then adding the sauce and letting it simmer for about an hour. Yesterday, we went to a volunteer potluck luncheon for the North Carolina Maritime Museum, where Mr. B volunteers on weekends.
I gathered my ingredients together, which was pretty easy since there were only three of them. For each batch, you will need the following ingredients.I always make two batches of these and there are never leftovers. If you are not familiar with Chili Sauce, it is located near the ketchup and other condiments. You can use beef, turkey or chicken meatballs. I had always used the larger meatballs but this time I tried the cocktail meatballs and they were terrific. Yes, you can make the meatballs from scratch but keep it simple. This time since I used my crockpot. I heated the chili sauce with the jelly until the jelly melted and then dumped it over the frozen meatballs and cooked them on low for about four hours. This turned out MUCH easier than the way that I need to do them at camp.Believe me, that these are very tasteful, even with the frozen meatballs. The recipe is below. If you give them a try – please leave a comment. I would love to know what you think.
- 2 pound bag - Frozen Meatballs
- 12 ounces - Concord Grape Jelly
- 12 ounces - Heinz Chili Sauce
- Heat grape jelly and chili sauce together until jelly is melted, stirring often.
- Place frozen meatballs in crockpot.
- Pour sauce over and cook on low for 3 to 4 hours. (If for some reason you do not have electricity or a crockpot, partially thaw the meatballs and then brown them in a skillet. When they are browned, add the sauce to them and let them simmer for 15 to 30 minutes.)