Most people hear this recipe and are surprised at the ingredients, but ask for the recipe anyway. And this recipe could not be simpler – it uses only three ingredients, and is made in a slow cooker (also popular in the 70s--or a large stock pot on the stove--heat set to low). It basically takes care of itself. All you have to do is accept compliments. It has a popular retro flavor since it comes from the era of easy-serving food and happy gatherings.
This is a terrific recipe for the upcoming holiday season, either to have at home or to take to a party. No accompaniment is needed – just a serving spoon and cocktail picks. Enjoy!
SWEET AND SOUR MEATBALLS
- 1 lb. 93% lean ground beef or ground turkey breast, formed in to 1” meatballs (no other ingredients needed)
- 1 one-lb. jar of grape jelly
- 1 jar of cocktail sauce
In slow cooker on high setting, melt grape jelly and stir in cocktail sauce.
When hot, add meatballs to sauce mixture and turn heat to low. Stir gently to cover the meatballs in the sauce. Cover and let cook all day long. Stir now and then.
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