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These were very good. I made them in the crockpot and the longer they cooked, the better the sauce got. The sauce really didn't stick to the meatballs very well. I used Kittencal's Italian Melt-In-Your-Mouth Meatballs for the meatballs and they were very good. This is a tad on the sweet side for us. I added about 2 tsp of red pepper flakes to the sauce to spice it up some. Thanks Kitz :)
Wanted to make an appetizer that my 3-1/2 year old twin granddaughters would like as they LOVE meatballs of any kind. As it turned out everyone loved these, including my son's in-laws from Norway. I made them in advance and threw them in a crockpot to keep warm and they were DELICIOUS! Left out the cayene for the whimpy taste buds but would love to try it spicier in the near future!
I'm not giving any stars for this recipe because I noticed just how much jelly and how much brown sugar was in the recipe for chili sauce #52689 and I altered it to suit us. That being said, I'm hoping that people like us, that don't desire the sooo sweet taste, will take a suggestion when they see that I gave no stars. I added bbq sauce, cut back the jelly and added more cayenne. I don't know the quantity...it was add a bit, taste, add a bit, taste until I reached my own personal preference... which was a bit of sweetness, a bit of tanginess, and that afterburn of cayenne. I made Kittencal's Italian Melt-In-Your-Mouth Meatballs (which are wonderful) along with Lil Smokies and they are great. If I were a fan of such sweetness.....5 stars all the way.
I needed a quick easy dinner and we just loved this. To make it more meal-like I served it over white rice- then it's just like good ol' fashioned comfort food!
I have made this many times before and I was very happy to find it on Zaar. Thank you for posting.
What a quick and easy sauce for meatballs! I had a potluck to go to and the sauce was a breeze to whip up. I added some chili pepper flakes because even though I followed the directions to a 'T', it seemed to have an overpowering grape/sweet taste. Once I tossed in a few sprinkles of chili pepper flakes, it zipped it right up with a nice bite, but not too hot. I also added a dash of cayenne using my drop/dash/pinch/tad measuring spoons. I made Kittencal's Italian Melt-In-Your-Mouth Meatballs to go with this. All in all, very good and I will make again.
I don't understand what everyone loves about these. I followed the recipe exactly and they were just OK. They were only even OK b/c I used kittencal's recipe for the meatballs and those came out delicious. I've tried a variation on this that I like a lot; it involves using apricot preserves and some mustard. I just didn't care for this combo.
Made these tonight in slow cooker. They are delicious! Easy to make too. I added just a pinch of cayenne pepper to give them a bit of 'zip' .
Excellent and easy meatball recipe for appetizers or main course. Everyone loves these. I've been making them for years -- got the recipe originally from a Betty Crocker recipe book. Nobody believes the sauce only has two ingredients.
The original recipe is called Jelly Meatballs from the Best of Bridge cookbook. It has the addition of brown sugar, lemon juice and a small amount of soya sauce. It also has the recipe for the meatballs which are perfect as they do not overpower the sauce. This is a go to recipe for appie parties and we make the meatballs full size for potlucks. Fav for the guys.