Mamma Mia Meatballs

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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.

Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
Comments:
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

How to Make Mamma Mia Meatballs

Step-by-Step

  • 1Place meatballs in a very large baking dish. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 2Combine 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.
  • 3Pour sauce over meatballs; stir to coat well. Bake meatballs for 25-30 minutes, until sauce is somewhat reduced.
  • 4Place meatballs and sauce in a large slow cooker on low to keep warm while serving. Serve with toothpicks.
  • 5To 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.
  • 6Chris 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.

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About Mamma Mia Meatballs

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