Every New Year’s Eve, I bring the same dish to the party: sweet and sour meatballs. Before I discovered Texas Pepper Jelly, there were always leftovers, but after I started using Texas Pepper Jelly in the recipe, there have been no leftovers whatsoever. I don’t think it’s a coincidence: I think the recipe is just that much better now!
Oh, and by the way? There is NO added salt in this recipe. All the flavor anyone could possibly need comes from the pepper jelly and the spices.
1 bag of frozen meatballs – about a pound- and you don’t even have to thaw them first! Dump them in a big baking dish. (You can make your own meatballs if you wish.)
1 bottle of barbecue sauce – any brand will do; just get the kind you like best
3/4 cup Texas Pepper Jelly – any flavor!
Dash ground cloves
Dash black pepper
What to do:
Mix it all up in a big bowl, and pour over the meatballs. Put in 350 degree oven for about a half hour- 45 minutes. Check to make sure meatballs are no longer frozen! Set the baking dish on the table, stick toothpicks in the meatballs, and stand back. These are GOOD, friends.
This same mixture also works for those tiny sausages and hot dogs. Turns the simplest things into fantastic party food! People will think you LABORED over this stuff!
You can also make this recipe using your crockpot; if you do, do it at night so you can smell the meatballs cooking in your sleep. They smell wonderful, absolutely wonderful.