I decided I wanted to try some new recipes this year - I'd like to make a new recipe once a week but realistically, I would be happy to try one at least every other week...we will see how it goes.
I have so many recipes saved on Pinterest that I thought I would start there. First up..Marmalade Meatballs. I love those little grape jelly/chili sauce meatballs that are always found at baby showers and Christmas parties so I decided to seek out a different kind of appetizer meatball. I like Asian flavors and these seemed like it would fit the bill so I gave them a try.
I must say that I really liked them. They were good and tangy - love the orange flavor that stood out. While eating them, I thought --- this sauce would be great with pork chops or chicken so I might try it again and substitute one of those for the meatballs.
(courtesy of Taste of Home)
Yield: about 5 dozen.
1 bottle (16 oz) Catalina salad dressing
1 cup orange marmalade
3 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
1 pkg (32 oz) frozen fully cooked homestyle meatballs, thawed (don't use Italian style)
In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine the salad dressing,
marmalade, Worcestershire sauce and pepper flakes. Note: I only used 1/2 tsp. as the recipe says but I would like a little more heat so next time I will probably use a whole teaspoon.
Stir in meatballs.
Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until heated through.
Notice how the meatballs kind of plump up a little once done, you can let them cook a couple of hours more. The longer they cook, they more the flavor the meatballs absorb.
They are good - I think I will take these to my next party instead of the traditional kind of meatballs. If you try them, let me know what you think in the comments.