This sauce works great with little smokies and is quick and easy to make the morning of a "feed" day at work. Just put it all in a crock pot and plug it in. By lunch, it's a big hit.
LOTS of compliments when I made this sauce for a party and used it with cocktail sausages. I also added dried minced onion to the sauce.
As a professional chef, when I read recipes I usually can visualize the taste from the list of ingredients. This one, however, had me stumped. The recipe is dead easy and the results were surprisingly good. I would recommend this for a buffet at a party(with toothpicks for that 60's kitch feel). One adaptation I suggest is to increase the worcestershire and add cayenne or tabasco to taste, simmer the sauce without the meatballs, and barbecue some ribs using this as the barbecue sauce. Yum! Pass the cole slaw, please.
I was kind of skeptical when I saw this recipe, but I needed an easy recipe for a party of 30+ people. I bought a 6 lb. bag of pre-made meatballs from Costco, cooked the sauce a little over the stove top and poured it over the meatballs in my crockpot. Cooked on low for 6 hours and it was perfect! Got lots of compliments from my guests! Thank you so much for such a tasty and simple recipe!
I love this for parties, but also have come to serve it as a dinner over rice. However, I put my meatballs into the crockpot raw and let them cook in the sauce for several hours, it give the meatballs a much better taste (beware of this method if you are not using a very lean meat or you will have to much excess grease). I nix the worcestershire sauce and add a dash of lemon juice and hot sauce...PERFECT!
Instead of the chili sauce. Make meatballs and cook, then add equal parts of grape jelly and Picante sauce. Let the meatballs simmer in the sauce, the longer they sit in the sauce the better they are! Freezes well too.
Wonderfully simple to make and they disappear with requests for more! TY
I just recently made the sauce for my own homemade meatballs and my husband couldn't get enough of it. Thanx for posting it.
This is a great recipe. I disagree with members saying make them with store bought meatballs unless your in a hurry. This recipe is much better, the meatballs are tender and your guests will see you took the time to make homemade.
There is a recipe for this type of meatball & sauce dish on the back of the Heinz Chili Sauce bottle, the meatballs are baked & the sauce poured over the top after baking. Seems they are alot easier to make.