Grandpa Sweet And Spicy Meatballs Recipe @pinch

These sweet and spicy meatballs are easy and delicious! We loved the bit of spice pepper jelly brings to this recipe. Making homemade meatballs makes the difference in this recipe, and they are delicious. Frying the meatballs in the pan gives the outer layer a nice crispness. Simmering in the tangy, sweet sauce lets the meatballs absorb all the yummy flavors. These would be great served as an appetizer or on top of a bowl of pasta. This recipe was handed down to me from my Grandpa Ray. He was the true cook of the family, and most of everything I learned came from him. When I started my first home, he was who I called each time I wanted to know how to cook something. This recipe is always served at my Christmas Eve gathering.

grandpa sweet and spicy meatballs
Prep time: Cook time:
Recipe Cuisine: American Recipe Category: Meat Appetizers Yield: 6 Servings
Ingredients :
  • 1 pound(s) ground beef
  • 1/2 cup(s) bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup(s) onion
  • finely minced
  • 1/4 cup(s) milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon(s) fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon(s) Kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon(s) black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup(s) olive
  • vegetable or canola oil
  • 12 ounce(s) jar chili sauce (prefer Heinz chili sauce)
  • 10 ounce(s) jar of grape jelly
  • 1-2 tablespoon(s) hot pepper jelly
  • optional or a pinch or so of red pepper flakes
Intructions :
  • Mix the ground beef
  • bread crumbs
  • onion
  • milk
  • egg
  • parsley
  • salt
  • pepper
  • and Worcestershire. Gently shape into 1-inch balls.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet and brown the meatballs. Remove the meatballs. Set aside and pour off the fat from the skillet.
  • Pour the chili sauce and the grape jelly into the pan and heat. Stir constantly until all of the jelly has melted. To kick it up a bit
  • stir in some hot pepper jelly.
  • Return the meatballs to the skillet. Simmer
  • uncovered
  • for about 30 minutes.
  • To keep warm place into a chafing or warming dish. Or
  • deposit the whole skillet of meatballs into a Crock Pot and keep covered on low. Check occasionally to make sure that the meatballs are not crumbling. Have toothpicks handy to spear meatballs with!You can use frozen meatballs, although
  • I have tried them and did not like the results. Also
  • you can use Lilu2019 Smokies.

Rated 5/5 based on 68 Reviews

Keyword : sweet-spicy-meatball-American

Most Popular Recipes