meatballs or smokies in jelly and chili sauce-grape jelly?
i've been asked to make these and does it have to be grape? could you use a berry jelly? not strawberry but...
I've used canned cranberry sauce, not grape jelly...if you need exact recipe, let me know but I know it's out there on the 'net.
The first version of this I encountered was equal volumes of cranberry sauce and ketchup. Although I have a sweet tooth, I find that too sweet so I use equal volumes cranberry sauce, ketchup, and plain canned tomato sauce. I make meatballs from scratch and put them into the sauce to simmer, turning carefully when the bottom halves are firm. I do not cook them first.
I've never heard of these and had them this past year during the holidays at a party I attended. I'm not knocking anyone that likes these, but I thought they were so weird tasting. For me its the grape jelly that has its own distinquishing taste, it was the most over powering component, cloying.
Why not make a sweet and sour meatballs. There are a ton of easy recipes that if use a little brown sugar, pineapple, and a few other ingredients would be so much better.
Someone suggested cranberry sauce, that would be a great flavor, the tartness would help with the sweetness.
The only version of these I've ever really liked is:
1 pack Lil Smokies
1 small jar mustard (I like Zatarains Creole, but even regular French's will work)
1 jar red currant jelly
This isn't nearly as sweet as the grape jelly version. I think mustard and cranberry sauce would also be good!