This is a recipe I grew up on, devouring at every family holiday. My brother and sister-in-law (Lynette) were 15 years older than me... so my sis and I spent our growing up years at their house on the holidays. I think these meatballs beat the pants off of the most recent grape jelly meatball recipes that are posted everywhere... and so do my family and friends (even the one's that say they would never eat sauerkraut). Every time I make them, they go quick. A bit time consuming, but well worth it. It's a great way to get your kids involved... that is, if they are still young enough to want to help out. (I would suggest NOT to use pre-frozen meatballs, although I have done it in a pinch. It's just not the same). I have been making these now for 20+ years for our family and friend get-togethers and they are always well received. This recipe freezes well (before baking), see Step #7. I hope you enjoy my sister-in-laws recipe.