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These meatballs are very tasty however I'm pretty sure there's an error on this recipe bc there is no way one serving is 1.25 POUNDS. I think they most likely meant for the recipe to call for 5 pounds total, not 3x five pound bags which would mean 15lbs of meatballs in total. (Mama Mia!) I did mine with about 3.5 pounds of meatballs and still had a couple extra cups of sauce. I'm sure you would be able to do this with up to 5lbs but not much more than that without adding more jelly/chili sauce.
I don't often leave feedback (lazy, I know) but I just had to give my review on this recipe. I made this for a family potluck dinner, and I followed the recipe exactly, except that I used three 20 oz. bags of Trader Joe's frozen cocktail meatballs for a 6 qt. slow cooker. I think the written recipe shows the wrong amount. Anyway, even though the ingredients gave me some trepidation, this meal was the hit of the party, and the first to go! This recipe is so easy, it's insane, and incredibly delish!
My mom has been making these for years, as they are great for large groups at picnics/pool parties. One suggestion with the prepared frozen meatballs is to cook them in an oven on a broiling pan, to get rid of the fat that would otherwise be in with the sauce (it's surprising how much there is!!!). I assemble everything the night before, throw the crock in the fridge, and turn it on the next day to heat through - also great to serve with hot dog buns - the sandwiches are delish!
Great recipe. It was a hit my husband he loved it. I used a 18oz jar of Grape jelly, one 12oz jar of chili sauce and one bag of meatballs more then enough for us two. I thought it needed more flavor so I added a can of chili. The chili gave it a little more taste and it worked out great. I added the chili at the last half hour of cooking.
These were AMAZING. Super easy, delicious and versatile. When making the sauce be sure to whisk it until there are no lumps of jelly to prevent pockets of overly-sweet flavor. I made way too much, but these reheat so well that the large batch was totally gone in three days! I do think the portion is incorrect as was noted in another review, and I used pre-made meatballs from my local grocery store. I have made meatballs before, but these are the first to stay very moist, even when reheated! This is a keeper!!
I have made this recipe for years for parties, Christmas Eve, family functions. Everyone loves it & never have leftovers. I use frozen meatballs. I get them at Wal-Mart. It's a white and green pkg and I get Italian. If you find a good brand, they taste as good as homemade. I promise. *I whisk my sauce when heating to break up the jelly. Enjoy. Major comfort food