Thursday, October 30, 2008


Auntie Stella to the rescue, no more smokies and cheese on toothpicks anymore. Sweet and sour meatballs are now on the menu and they can be fast and easy, no, really and if you think the sauce sounds too crazy to try on a whole pan full of meat balls, try a small scale and test it on a piece of chicken or pork chops.

Shopping list: 2-3 pounds of ground been (who can afford the good stuff anymore); a box of crackers or a bag of stuffing mix (I prefer the stuffing mix); a couple of eggs; 2-3 tablespoons of regular salad mustard; one large onion diced; 1 green pepper (optional and expensive these days); anything else you normally put in your meatballs; and one of those disposable aluminum roasting pans (I hate to wash pots and pans so why should I ask you to?).

Now for the sauce; 2 one pound bottles of cheap grape jelly; two 1 pound bottles of ketchup; a couple more tablespoons of mustard; a couple of good shakes of ground ginger and ground clove.

Mix all of your ingredients to make those wonderful meatballs that you make and roll those little suckers into balls and put them into that disposable pan. On top of the stove add all of the sauce and cook on low until the jelly breaks down and you have a smooth mixture. Pour the sauce over the meatballs and cover with foil and bake at 350 for about 20 minutes then remove and stir and put back in the oven for another 20 minutes or until brown. Make sure that your balls are covered in sauce so as not to dry our and now you can use those long toothpicks to put in the meat balls. And don't forget to tell your guests that a drag queen gave you the recipe, that should start a laugh riot.

More stuff coming.


Jeni said...

I have a very similar recipe to this -instead of ketchup, use 1 bottle of chile sauce and 1 jar of grape jelly, pour over packaged meatballs and slow cook all day in the crockpot. Makes for great hors d'oerves and also, for really yummy meatball subs!

Morgan Mandel said...

I barely have time to use the microwave to heat up meals, but I admire people who go all out and cook new recipes from scratch.

Morgan Mandel

Beatrice said...

Oh Auntie, you sweet thang! I'm going to try that recipe for the holidays...yum!

Keep 'em coming (wrong word??LOL)