CHEF JEFF — ONE BYTE AT A TIME: Sweet and Sour Cocktail MeatballsWhat’s a party without good appetizers?
By: Herald Staff Report,
What’s a party without good appetizers?
Sweet and Sour Cocktail Meatballs
1 18-ounce jar grape jelly
1 12-ounce bottle chili sauce
1½ pounds ground chuck
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon prepared mustard
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 garlic clove, minced
Combine jelly, chili sauce and ¼ cup water in a large saucepan or Dutch oven. Heat, stirring, until smooth. Keep warm. In a bowl, mix beef, parsley, salt, pepper, mustard, chili powder and garlic. Shape into 1-inch balls, and place in jelly sauce. Simmer over low heat for 30 minutes, or until done.
Yield: 36 tiny meatballs.
Approximate nutritional analysis per meatball: 91 calories, 31 percent of calories from fat, 3.1 grams fat (1.3 grams saturated, 11.3 milligrams cholesterol, 3.8 grams protein, 11.9 grams carbohydrates, 0.7 grams fiber, 177 milligrams sodium.
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