Saturday, December 3, 2011

Sweet n' Sour Meatballs

Well hello there! 

I'm guest blogger of the day {Aubrey Nielsen} My personal blog {Here}. Thanks to Erin for the invite! Its always fun to share yummy recipes and holiday traditions. A little about me, I am an ER RN not a Chef. BUT, I love good food. I don't necessarily LOVE slaving away in the kitchen, but I really don't mind it if I know the end result is worth the trouble. So I am always on the hunt for faster, healthy, tasty recipes to feed a crowd. My sister and I head up a group recipe blog called Oh So Delicioso {click HERE} It's full of tried and true recipes that are just my style.

I chose to share the meatballs from this blog because it is my go-to-recipe for parties. And Christmas time is full of parties and potlucks! My favorite memories from Christmas-time growing up are all the large family parties. We always lived a few hours away from any relatives, so it was an exciting time travel and see cousins. And the food at the parties was always superb. 

Even now, I just love the warm parties displaying Christmas trees and lights. Caroling and games. So much fun and love. And a good party is always based around good food. So here's to holly and jolly, and all sorts of Christmas joy as we party, make memories, and eat meatballs! 

To make this delectable little treat this is what you will need:

1 lb lean ground beef
3/4 C oatmeal
1 egg, slightly beaten
2 T minced onion
2 T milk
1 clove garlic minced
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1 cup heinz chili sauce
1 cup red currant or grape jelly
1/2 cup water

Here's how to make:

Basically you are making some meatballs with a rockin sauce! Combine beef, Oatmeal, egg, onion, milk, garlic, salt and pepper to form bite size meatballs. Brown the meatballs in a little oil and drain excess fat or bake in oven 350 for about 10-15 minutes.

Combine chili sauce, jelly, and water pour over meatballs in the fry pan. Bring to a soft boil, stirring occasionally until jelly is melted. Lower heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes until sauce has thickened. Serve in chaffing dish, crock pot or fondue pot to keep warm. 

Depending on size of meatballs will make 20-30 appetizers. 
Simple right? And delish! You will be the talk of your Christmas Party with these babies!


The Shelton Family

Aubrey, this looks tasty and I am not even a huge fan of ground beef. I will def. be trying these babies out!

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