Meatballs with Spicy/Sweet Sauce

Meatballs with Spicy/Sweet Meatballs

This is another quick and easy recipe.  When I first looked at it, I saw cranberry jell and went yuck.  The chili sauce caught my attention, so I gave it a try.   It’s a keeper.  I waited until after my grandson said he liked them before I told him what was in it.  (He’s not a fan of cranberry jell either.)  I put my little scoop to use on these to make mini-meatballs that fit perfectly on a cracker. We like these with garlic Ritz crackers and cheddar slices. 

Meatballs with Spicy/Sweet Sauce
Out of oven, ready for saucepan

MEATBALLS                                                                       
2 lbs. hamburger
1 cup dried bread crumbs
2 eggs, slightly beaten
2 tablespoons soy sauce
¼ teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon garlic powder
1/3 cup catsup

SAUCE
1 can jellied cranberry sauce (16 oz.)
1 bottle chili sauce (12 oz.)
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Preheat oven to 350°.

Mix together hamburger, bread crumbs, eggs, soy sauce, pepper, garlic powder and catsup. Form into small balls and bake on rack on cookies sheet for 30 minutes.

In saucepan over low heat, combine cranberry sauce, chili sauce, brown sugar and lemon juice. Simmer and stir until smooth.  Add meatballs and simmer for 1 hour or put meatballs on plate and pour sauce over them.

Serve warm or freeze these on a cookie sheet.  When frozen, put in bag for quick meatballs anytime.

HALF RECIPE
1 lb. hamburger
½ cup dried bread crumbs
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 tablespoon soy sauce
⅛ teaspoon black pepper
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
3 tablespoons catsup

Make all of sauce recipe and freeze half for next time.

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