Swedish Meatballs

September 10, 2015

1-1/2 lb. lean ground beef
1 egg, beaten
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1 cup chopped onions, divided
1/4 cup plain bread crumbs
12 oz. bottle chili sauce
18 oz. jar grape jelly
15 oz. can tomato sauce
1/4 cup Marsala wine

Make meatballs: Mix ground beef with beaten egg, garlic powder, ½ cup chopped onions, and bread crumbs. Form into small balls. Set aside. (Or use frozen turkey meatballs instead of making them from scratch).

In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, blend together chili sauce, grape jelly, and tomato sauce until jelly is melted. Toss in remaining onions and add wine. When mixture is bubbly, add meatballs to pot. Stir gently to coat with sauce. Cover and reduce heat to simmer. Periodically lift lid, being careful of steam, and stir. Cook for 1 hour on low heat (or ½ hour if using frozen cooked meatballs). Serve over cooked rice as an entrée or as a party appetizer. NOTE: If you have leftover sauce after the meatballs are eaten, use the sauce for gravy in Shepherd’s Pie. This sauce may be frozen until needed.

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