Monday, July 14, 2008

Recipe of the Week

We were invited to a 40th birthday luau on Saturday night and were asked to bring an appetizer. I googled "Hawaiian Appetizers" and got eleventy-billion recipes calling for poi, fake crab or Spam. *shudder*

Then I found it. The most delicious, mouth-watering, eat-them-all-before-you-get-to-the-party sweet and sour meatballs:

1 13 oz jar Heinz Chili Sauce
1 12 oz jar grape jelly
1 8 oz can crushed pineapple and juice
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 lb of meatballs, homemade or frozen. (Guess which ones I used.)

Combine the first 4 ingredients in a saucepan and heat slowly, stirring until smooth. Add meatballs, cover and simmer until hot. You can also put the sauce and meatballs in a crockpot and simmer.

Ohmigod these are good. Whoever decided to combine ketchup with grape jelly and call it "sauce" deserves a Nobel Prize.

3 comments:

Trish ~CnJ's Mommy~ said...

OMG I will sooo have to try this! Just dont tell anyone I live with it has grape jelly in it ;) They wont go near it with a 10 foot pole!

YUM!!

Dana said...

Sounds delish! I should have pity on my omnivore husband and son and make them up for them!

Laurie said...

Try a jar of mustard and a jar of grape jelly. Delish! I use it for the little german sausage thingys.