Three Ingredient Sweet & Sour Meatballs

I’m still basking in the glow of a successful Thanksgiving. I don’t know exactly what I did differently, but it was a relaxing, slow pace day with no major disasters and it was amazing.  The food was delicious, the company was delightful and no one was poisoned.  Not even my brother with Celiac. A success all around in my book.

Now, of course, it’s on to Christmas!  I’ve already started with a million projects, but we’ll start with a recipe. We host Christmas Eve and we usually get family style take out from a local Italian place, but I was thinking this year it might be fun to have everyone bring two of their favorite appetizers instead of doing a huge meal.  I have a bunch of favorites, of course, but I wanted to try out some new recipes, too.  Particularly, I wanted to try something easy and cheap.  I’ve had Sweet and Sour Meatballs before and enjoyed them, but I’ve never actually made them.  Until today.


These were everything I hoped they would be.  Super flavorful, easy and inexpensive.

Three Ingredient Sweet & Sour Meatballs

1 bag (1.5 lb) of frozen meatballs

1/2 jar Grape Jelly

1/2 bottle Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue sauce

  1.  Add all ingredients to slow cooker
  2. Cook 3-4 hours on low.
  3. Eat them all.


So much yum.  PS, the green leaves (rosemary, I think?) are soley for looks.  I do believe these will make it on the all app menu for Christmas eve.  Everyone likes meatballs, right? But the flavor is just surprising enough to be a little special.  Congrats Sweet & Sour Meatballs, you’re in!

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