...or Grapeballs or Those Meatball Things You Make! There are a lot of copies of this old favorite out there, and here's my version. It has a few more ingredients than the usual, but they make these tasty tidbits even more incredibly delicious!
teaspoon dried chipotle powder, to taste (optional)
lbs pre-cooked frozen meatballs (I prefer the ones from Ikea)
Serving Size: 1 (1951) g
Servings Per Recipe:
AMT. PER SERVING% DAILY VALUE
Calories from Fat 2 g1 %
Total Fat 0.3 g0 %
Saturated Fat 0.1 g0 %
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 1020.4 mg
Dietary Fiber 4.5 g17 %
Sugars 53.1 g212 %
Protein 2.2 g
Put all the ingredients but meatballs into the crockpot and mix well.
Add the meatballs and stir to coat well.
Put the crockpot on low and let cook for 4 hours on low (if you use thawed meatballs, it'll only take a couple of hours in the crockpot, instead).
Serve, standing back so you don't get trampled by the rush of the crowd.
Note: We've tried other preserves and jam than grape jelly, but the sauce simply didn't taste as good; we're sticking with plain, old grape jelly from now on and will be happy with it. Also, you can use Lil Smokies or sliced smoked sausage instead of the meatballs - a lot of folks use the same sauce for either and both ways are tasty! :)
Note 2: the above makes a lot of sauce, a good deal of which will be left over when the meatballs have been eaten. I've found that having a *lot* of sauce is of real benefit when making meatballs in the crockpot - the meat remains nice and moist.