Saturday, February 2, 2013

Spicy Sweet Meatballs

These are great meatballs whether you make them as an appetizer, for a party or for dinner.  Vary the size of the meatball for each occasion.  We have made them smaller when we have had them for a party, and bigger when we made them for dinner.  Try them over rice with some steamed broccoli or asparagus on the side.  Also great on a hoagie with some sauted strips of onions and peppers covered in provolone cheese.

2 eggs, lightly beaten
½ C. Breadcrumbs
1 Lg. Onion, minced
¼ C. Milk
1 Lb. Pork Sausage
1 Lb. Ground Beef

16 Oz. Apple Jelly
2/3 C. Spicy Brown Mustard
2/3 C. Apple Juice
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
Hot Sauce                                                                                                                   

In a crockpot, combine all ingredients.  Heat on high until jelly melts and sauce is smooth.  Meanwhile, in bowl, combine eggs, bread crumbs, onion, milk, sausage and beef.  Season with salt and pepper.  Mix well until ingredients are combined.  Shape into meatballs.  Cook in a skillet until browned on all sides but not cooked through.  Add meatballs to sauce in crockpot.  Cook on high for 5 – 7 hours or until meatballs are cooked through depending on size of meatball.