Piquant Meatballs

Preparation info

  • Difficulty

    Easy

  • Makes:

    8–10

    Main-Dish Servings

Appears in

Arlene Leaman Kliewer Lakewood, Co

Prep. Time: 1 Hour
Cooking Time: Low Heat Until Ready to Serve

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. ground beef
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper

Sauce

  • 12-oz. bottle chili sauce
  • 10-oz. jar grape jelly
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

Ideal Slow Cooker Size: 4-Quart

Method

  1. Combine ground beef, eggs, bread crumbs, salt, and pepper. Form into 30 small balls. Place on baking sheet.
  2. Bake at 400° for 15–17 minutes. Place in slow cooker.
  3. Combine sauce ingredients in saucepan. Heat. Pour over meatballs.
  4. Heat on Low until ready to serve.

Variations

  1. Liven up the meatballs by adding cup chopped onions, 2 Tbsp. snipped fresh parsley, and 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce in Step 1.

    Joan Rosenberger Stephens City, VA

  2. Add juice of half a lemon to the Sauce in Step 3.

    Linda Sluiter Schererville, IN

  3. Use ½ cup crushed cornflakes in place of the 1 cup bread crumbs in the meatball mixture. Add 1 Tbsp. bottled lemon juice to the Sauce in Step 3.

    Alice Miller Stuarts Draft, VA

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