Sunday, October 23

Sweet & Sour Crockpot Meatballs

These mouthfuls of goodness are great for game day, parties or potlucks. They can be kept on low for most of the day without drying out (make sure and leave the cover on!) and are bound to be a big hit for all ages too. 

Serve with a slotted spoon or toothpicks. 

1 lb. lean ground beef
1 (12oz.) bottle of chili sauce
2 tsp. lemon juice
9 oz. grape jelly
1 egg, beaten
1 large onion, chopped finely
salt and pepper to taste

Whisk together chili sauce, lemon juice and grape jelly until most of the lumps (jelly) are smooth. Pour into crockpot and simmer on low heat until warm.

While sauce is warming, combine beef, egg, onion, salt & pepper in mixing bowl. Mix well and form into 1 inch balls. Brown on all sides in skillet. Drain. With slotted spoon, transfer to crockpot.

Gently mix meatballs in sauce just until covered. Keep on low for around 2 hours minimum before serving.

NOTE: If you do leave this warming for the day, which I do often, just make sure to stir them every once in a  while and to leave the crockpot cover on!

Also, prepackaged meatballs work just fine for this recipe too. Follow whisking instructions and then add thawed meatballs to sauce. Heat until meatballs are warmed through.

These are always a big hit when I make them for get-togethers. Great flavor!


Judy Haughton-James said...

These certainly look good. I have had meatballs but have never eaten the sweet and sour ones. Mom says she has never had it but my brother says he has had them at a Chinese restaurant and they taste great. Take care and I wish you and your family a good week.

Anonymous said...

Oh, these look delicious. I can't wait to give them a try.

LOVE MELISSA:) said...

These look delicious! Do you think you can use premade meatballs- frozen and then add the topping to make it sweet and sour? Just curious because I bought frozen meatballs tonight at trader joes

Sheri said...

Oh definitely, Melissa. Way easier too. Trader Joe's Meatballs are so good. I do it myself and they are eaten just as quickly!

Michelle said...

Yum! Sounds so yummy and SIMPLE!! Gotta love simple. Thanks for sharing!

Abbie said...

These are something I've always loved but have never attempted to make...that will change very soon! Great recipe!

john said...

Sheri, this is an unusual recipe, yet i think it is worth trying. and by the way, the picture of the purple thistle is just perfect. thanks for sharing.

Theresa said...

Looks Yummy! So surprised about the ingredients used in this. Have a great weekend.