I was on the ball and got my super easy Sweet N’ Sour meatballs in the crockpot this morning. That’s a great day to start the day as I feel like I’ve accomplished something worthwhile before I see the bottom of my first cup of coffee! Around 1:30 it occurred to me that I wasn’t smelling supper and that was very strange. That’s when I discovered it …
My crockpot – slow cooker – Dear Hammy was dead.
Thankfully, I have a much smaller crockpot and I was able to dump our dinner, which JUST barely fit, into Hammy Jr. I cranked it up to HIGH for 4 hours and voila!
Years ago I collected recipes from all my cousins, aunts, grandma, and my mom from my mom’s side of the family, and I made us all “Lester Cookbooks.” One of my cousins included a recipe for Little Smokies that included grape jelly and chili sauce. Yum! Then I found a similar recipe on Pinterest. I modified both recipes to bring you our version of Sweet N’ Sour Meatballs …
1 6-pound bag of frozen meatballs (I get mine at Sam’s club)
32 ounce jar of grape jelly (I use storebrand)
1 12-ounce jar of chili sauce
1/2 cup of worcestershire sauce
In a small bowl, whisk the jelly, chili sauce, and worcestershire sauce.
Dump all the meatballs into your crockpot.
Pour sauce over the top.
Cook on LOW for 7-8 or on HIGH for 3-4 hours.
Serve over rice (we use brown). Add a green vegetable and you can feed a huge crowd! I plan to freeze half of these and the kids can pull them out for summer lunches.
I will be replacing … Sniff … gulp … Hammy this week. Prepare to meet the newest member of our appliance family next week!
I remember when my first crock pot died. It was a wedding gift (as I suspect yours was!). Mine had help. I asked Oldest Son to get out my big pot, fill it with water and put it on the stove to boil (as I was on my way home and needed him to help get dinner started). Oldest Son used the inner crock from crock pot. Yeah, you can’t put a stone crock on a gas stovetop. Cracked and leaked water all over the place.
Oh … that is a sad story! I just put Hammy in the garbage outside and it was a little sad. Indeed, mine was a wedding gift too.