Pam’s Game Time Meatballs
My sister makes the best meatballs for Sunday game time. Whither it’s football or in our house NASCAR racing, these meatballs make for a great addition to any coffee table feast!
Several times during football season you could walk into the house and be greeted by a wondrous smell of barbecue and fresh baking bread. You can have them in a bowl, on a sub or slice them up and try them as a dip with your favorite Tostitos chips.
If you’re interested in a more barbecue version of meatballs, try my Race Time Meatballs.
How ever you like your meatballs, you’ll like these!
20 minutes preparation,
90+ minutes cooking time
You’ll need a cookie sheet and a crock pot for cooking.
- 2 lb hamburger
- 1 cup plain bread crumbs
- 1/3 cup ketchup
- 1/3 cup parsley
- 2 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic (optional)
- 2 tablespoon minced onion
- 2 eggs
- 2 14oz cans Jellied Cranberry Sauce
- 2 12oz jars chill sauce
- 4 tablespoon brown sugar
- 2 teaspoon lemon juice
- Pre-heat oven 375° F
- Turn your crock pot on high and add the Jellied Cranberry Sauce. Slice up the jelly into smaller bits so it can melt quicker and easier in the sauce.
- Mix all the meatball ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
- Knead the mixture together until everything is fully combined into the meat.
- Mold into meatballs about 1 inche in diameter (a hand-held large meatball maker is perfect for this).
- Place the meatballs, about 1 inch apart, on a cookie sheet and place them in the oven for 20 minutes until brown.
- While they’re cooking, prepare the rest of the sauce.
- Combine the remaining sauce ingredients into the crock-pot, and thoroughly stir mixture.
It’s ok if the Jellied Cranberry is a little chunky. It will smooth out during cooking.
- Once your meatballs have browned in the oven, drain any excess grease and add the balls to the sauce in the crock-pot.
- Gently fold the meatballs into the sauce so as not to break your meatballs apart.
- Check on your pot every 30min, each time gently fold the meatballs into the sauce.
- Cook on high for 60 to 90 minutes.
Cooking time will depend on your crock pot and how much you want the sauce to soak into the meat.
- Serve hot with fresh cornbread Papaw’s Southern Cornbread.