Party Meatballs

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“The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.” — John Philpot Curran

I got this recipe from a reception we held in our Florida home when dad was called to be the Bishop.  It was a new ward and we invited people over to get to know us.  One of the ladies brought this recipe:

  • 1 package bite-size meatballs (64 meatballs)
  • 1 cup bottled chili sauce
  • 1 cup grape or red currant jelly

Thaw meatballs and place in pot.  Combine chili sauce and jelly and pour over meatballs.  Heat, stirring occasionally, until jelly is melted.  Simmer 10 minutes until sauce has thickened, basting/stirring occasionally.  Keep warm for serving in a crock-pot set on low heat.  Can use a can of jellied cranberry sauce instead of the jelly.


Grandma Milne’s Homemade Swedish Meatballs


The best place to be when you’re sad is Grandpa’s lap. ~Author Unknown

Soak 1 cup of bread crumbs in 1/3 cup milk


1/4 cup minced onion, 1 lb ground beef, 1 slightly beaten egg, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, 1/8 teaspoon pepper, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg.  Mix together thoroughly and shape to form 1-inch balls.  Saute in 1 tablespoon butter until lightly browned.  Remove balls and add 2 teaspoons flour to drippings and blend.  Add 1 cup hot water, 1 beef bouillon cube and 1/2 cup milk and 1/2 cup sour cream.  Cook and stir over medium heat until sauce is smooth and thick.  Add meatballs, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.  Serves 6.