"Oh no, you didn't"--"Yes, I did Meatballs"

By • August 9, 2010 • 20 Comments



Author Notes: So, please-stay with me here. I know the ingredients are a bit unorthodox, but if you try these, I promise, you will not beleive they were so easy. At every holiday party, I try new recipes, and inventive foods to taste. Also, ever year mom will make these-and they will be the hit. I don't know why-or how, but they are the facts. - slulibbyslulibby

Food52 Review: A little sweet, a little tangy, a touch of spice and a lot of flavor—the unorthodox sauce is the perfect match for the tender meatballs. Actually it would be great for any meat; diners at my table have enjoyed the sauce with her meatballs, with lamb sliders, with roasted chicken—and there was even talk about how fantastic it would be with ribs. This is a delicious secret worth sharing! - gingerrootA&M

Serves 24

"Oh no you didn't Sauce"

  • 24 ounces chili sauce
  • 12 ounces grape jelly
  • 1 tablespoon stone ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  1. In a sauce pan, heat the chili sauce, jelly, mustard and pepper sauce.

Meatballs

  • 1/2 cup white bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 pound ground chuck
  • 1/2 pound loose pork sausage
  • 1 egg-beaten
  • 1 tablespoon flat leaf parstley
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  1. Heat the oven 350.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the beef, sausage, egg, parstle, pepper and salt. Stir on the bread crumbs to combine.
  3. Gently form 1 inch meatballs.
  4. Bake for 20-30 minutes until cooked through.
  5. Place browned meatballs in sauce mixture and simmer, uncovered for 30 minutes. Serve hot.
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Tags: appetizer, can be made ahead, Holidays, savory

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over 3 years ago cowanem

Made this last night using my own tried and true meatball recipe but making the meatballs one bite size and using this sauce and can I say my 5 year old said the little wee meatballs were her favorite food on the planet!! The whole planet!! Thanks for the recipe.

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over 3 years ago slulibby

yey! that warms my whole heart...so glad she enjoyed them!

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about 4 years ago slulibby

Can I just say that this web site is the greatest? I love that -not only can people share new recipes and ideas, but they aren't gourmand snobs! That is what makes this so much fun!

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about 4 years ago Sagegreen

You are so right! I believe you about this recipe, too.

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about 4 years ago mtrelaun

This recipe is almost too nutty not to try! Can you explain what kind of chili sauce you use? Is it more of a sriracha-type sauce, or a Mexican salsa brava type?

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about 4 years ago slulibby

I know, this sounds ridicules-but my personal preference is old school Heinz Chili Sauce. However, I mean any tomato-based sauce with some chile-like ingredient — either chiles or chili powder, onion, vinegar, and spices.

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about 4 years ago slulibby

also-as you probably noticed I meant ridiculous....ah, friday.

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about 4 years ago lapadia

In answer to your reply...yes, people have always liked this style recipe! note...I always hit the "reply to this" button, when replying to a reply and it always starts a new comment, have no clue why it doesn't continue on...like I see others doing?!@#^*

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about 4 years ago Lizthechef

It makes me feel so much better to know others struggle sometimes too with all this! Cooking I can do, computer/typing is a constant struggle ;)

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about 4 years ago Sagegreen

I love your style!!!

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about 4 years ago Sagegreen

And your mom's style, too.

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about 4 years ago slulibby

Thanks, and i liked your stuffed meatball idea. I have seen this attempted in the past, but never with such pretty results!

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about 4 years ago JoanG

What a fun recipe!

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about 4 years ago slulibby

Thanks- I love it, but I can not take full credit for these--they originated with my mom.

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about 4 years ago lapadia

I have a similar recipe, is a very tasty one. Love the name!

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about 4 years ago slulibby

Do you find that poeple always like the recipe?

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about 4 years ago Lizthechef

I have been waiting for a version of this - with the grape jelly - these are delicious and timeless!

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about 4 years ago slulibby

Ah, you know this recipe too! Its insane, the recipe reads like it would be a bit off-putting, but people are always asking for the recipe. Its "almost" a little embarrassing to have to hand over a recipe with chili sauce and jelly, but its really good, so I won't be a food snob about it! :)

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about 4 years ago nannydeb

I used to work at a restaurant that served a black cherry jelly/mustard sauce with fried shrimp and it was wonderful. I bet this is good too!

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about 4 years ago slulibby

This sounds like its the same principle, and yes, its strange, but good.