Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Secret Meatballs

Also called Swedish Meatbals, which maybe will become a lot more correct since I am about to share the "secret" with all of you. This is one of my favorite potluck dishes for when I am out of time, or money, or both. Basically this recipe should only cost between $10 and $15 dollars if you really add alot to it. We did a 4 person serving size but you can pretty easily alter the quantities. Ok here comes the ingredients! Drum-roll please....


  • Meatballs 1 lbs
  • Grape Jelly 1/2 jar
  • Pinapple-Apricot jelly 1/2 jar
  • Hienz Chili Sauce 1/3 jar
  • Rice

Yeah you read that right JELLY. I know, I know it sounds weird but trust me it's delicious and we have been using it as a secret ingredient for years in the Albright family.  Now the first thing you are going to smell as you cook this is the chili sauce because it takes a little bit for the jelly to cook down, so don't worry if it smells really acid~y it won't be. As far as the meatballs go since this is a fast "throw together" recipe I like to buy pre-made ones.

We got this 2 lbs bag of turkey meatballs for 5.50 from our local store with a coupon, which was less than what the same weight of ground turkey cost. Plus they are way, way easier. Lastly we made some delicious brown rice to serve the meatballs and sauce on. Then just heat up some frozen or canned veggies and voila dinner. It was a huge hit, and this is one of those recipes that actually taste just as good, or even better as "leftovers." So now you know our secret, enjoy! :)

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