Saturday, February 23, 2013

Crazy Balls

Tomorrow is Sam's first birthday party!  Which means today is mega prep time.  Mostly cooking.  Including these delicious little beauties.  A recipe for the most amazing meatballs ever that I snagged from my grandma who snagged it from the mother of someones boyfriend long ago.  So they are also known as Forbidden Balls.

Crazy Meatballs
2 lb ground beef
1 envelope onion soup mix
1 can cranberry sauce
1 can sauerkraut
1 bottle chili sauce
1/4 C bread crumbs
3 eggs
3/4 C brown sugar

Mix together hamburger, bread crumbs, soup mix, and eggs.  Form into meatballs the size of a cotton ball.  Arrange in a large casserole dish with lid.  Make sure there's plenty of room in the dish to allow for bubbling juices and possible overflow.
Meanwhile, in a sauce pan combine and heat till saucy the cranberry sauce, sauerkraut, chili sauce, refill the chili sauce bottle with water and add that, and brown sugar.  Pour over the meatballs making sure they are all covered.
Bake at 325 for 2 hours, uncovered for the last 30 minutes.

They are a wonderful mix of meaty, sweet, and tangy.  I love them.  And I would love to know who the mad scientist cook was who first thought "Hey, I bet if I throw cranberry sauce, sauerkraut, and chili sauce into something together it'll be awesome!".  Cause yeah, I never would have thought of it.


1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you posted that last picture, because I was about to ask what Chili Sauce is. lol