Mamma Mia Meatballs

Susan Feliciano

By
@frenchtutor

The name of these meatballs had its origin in an old Alka-Seltzer TV commercial: "Mamma mia, that's a spicy meatball-a!" I use these for receptions, and they always go over really well. I save time by using frozen meatballs, but you could make your own if you have a special meatball recipe.

I'm adding my recipe for meatballs at my husband's request. You can use your own recipe if you don't use frozen. My recipe makes about 28 meatballs.


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Serves:

25

Prep:

45 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

100 small
frozen meatballs (5/8 ounce size)
1 c
hot pepper jelly
1/4 c
worcestershire sauce
1/4 c
brown sugar
3 c
ketchup

MY MEATBALL RECIPE

1 lb
ground sirloin
1 c
saltine cracker crumbs
1
egg
1/2 tsp
potlatch seasoning (has pepper, salt, garlic, cumin)
1/2 tsp
spicy garlic seasoning

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Place meatballs in a very large baking dish. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2
Combine jelly, worcestershire sauce, and brown sugar in a large saucepan over medium heat. Heat to boiling, stirring frequently to prevent sticking. Stir in ketchup and return to a boil. Lower heat and simmer about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3
Pour sauce over meatballs; stir to coat well. Bake meatballs for 25-30 minutes, until sauce is somewhat reduced.
4
Place meatballs and sauce in a large slow cooker on low to keep warm while serving. Serve with toothpicks.
5
To make my meatballs: Beat egg and add to meat and cracker crumbs with seasonings in a large bowl. Mix well with hands until all combined. Form into 1-1/4" meatballs. Place on foil-covered baking sheet. Bake at 400° about 15 minutes.
6
Chris Langel gave me a recipe for potlatch seasoning!
2 tsp. salt, 3/4 tsp. ground cumin, 1/2 tsp. dried oregano, crushed, 1/4 tsp. garlic powder, 1/4 tsp. chili powder, 1/8 tsp. white pepper = about 4 tsp.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy