Thursday, January 30, 2014

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

We love hosting at our house.  One of our favorite types of party to host is a "dips, apps, and desserts party."  We love watching football games [especially the Super Bowl!!], playing card games, and just catching up with out-of-town friends and family.  I'd like to think that we have some pretty good go-to recipes:
- Buffalo Chicken Dip
- 3 Minute Easy Party Dip [my most pinned recipe]
- Mike's Copycat Chili's Queso dip
- Double Chocolate Coca Cola Cake
- Jello Shots

Here is the most recent addition to our parties.  It is the simplest recipe and making it in a Crock Pot just makes it so easy!
- 32 oz jar of Welch's grape jelly
- 2 12 oz bottles of Heinz chili sauce
- 3-4 lbs mini meatballs
[This recipe can also be made with cocktail franks or meatballs and franks, if you desire.]
- Put chili sauce and jelly in Crock Pot and turn on high.
- Stir every 4-5 minutes until jelly is completed melted [about 20 minutes].
- Once jelly is melted, turn Crock Pot to low and add meatballs.  They do not all need to be submerged in sauce, but should be mostly covered.
- Cook on low for 3 hours. 
Did you know that this is the best way to get anything "Heinz" out of the jar?  Use the side of your hand and tap again the bottom of the neck of the jar - comes out so easily!
 top and bottom: before and after the jelly is melted 
finished product!

So what I'm saying is you should definitely consider making these this weekend for the Super Bowl!

AND, if you want to add a little more fun to your party, think about playing my "Super Bowl Commercial Bingo."  Here's my first page of cards, but if you'd like all of them, leave me a comment and I will email them to you!


Kristina said...

I've made tis recipe before and its pretty much a favorite around here!!! YUM

Nikki said...

OMG I have made these meatballs before they are AWESOME!

Jen said...

Yum! I will have to try these for a super bowl party on Sunday! :)

Heather @ From Here to There said...

That looks delicious! And I really love the vegetarian meatballs from Morning Star, so that's something I can TOTALLY try out! Also, how super fun is that commercial bingo! Not sure where I'll be for the super bowl yet, but I'll let you know if I want a copy of the cards! :)

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