Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Mom's Meatballs

This recipe is one of our family favorites!
SUPER simple and quick, throw it in the crock pot and serve over rice later that night!
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Have I mentioned how much I LOVE crock pots hehe
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So you start with about a pound or so of lean hamburger
Mash it up!
Then you will add about 8 crackers all crumbled up
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The recipe says saltines, but I use whatever buttery cracker I have on hand and it works great!
I so love a recipe with flexibility!
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You can use one small chopped onion, or if your family is like mine and not SUPER into onions, use the minced dried kind just for flavor
Add crackers, onion and 2 eggs to your mashed hamburger
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This tool I use is called the mix n chop
It is from Pampered Chef and if you don't have one,
TRUST me you are missing out on a GREAT thing
In your crock pot, mix jelly, chili sauce, juice of a lemon or about 3 tbs lemon juice and several dashes of salt and pepper!
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I use a small whisk to combine these thoroughly
Then I use a cookie scoop/melon baller to make the perfect round meatballs without touching yucky raw meat
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Again, mine is Pampered Chef (just fyi) if you want to know where a good one is!
Then just plop them into your sauce!
Fill the entire crock pot
Turn it on low for about 5-6 hours!
Serve over rice and with your favorite veggies!
Let me know what ya think! ;)


1-2 lbs lean hamburger
1 small minced onion
6-8 soda crackers
2 eggs
Jar of chili sauce
1/2 jar grape jelly
juice from 1 lemon (or equivalent)
salt & pepper to taste

Mix hamburger with masher. Add eggs, crumbled crackers and onion. In crock pot, mix chili sauce, jelly, juice and s&p. Shape meatballs and drop into sauce. Cook 6 hours.
**If you don't have time to crock pot, bake at 350 for 45 mins**

1 compliments to the chef:


We enjoyed these a lot! Thank you for all your yummy recipes. :)