Sweet Chili Meatballs
For the meatballs: makes approximately 30
  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 6 green onions, finely chopped including the green parts
  • 2 TBS Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp ground pepper
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp garlic powder or (4 garlic gloves minced)
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 2 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 cup of plain bread crumbs (see instructions below)
For the plain bread crumbs:
  • 4 slices of toast
For the sauce:
  • 1-12 oz jar Chili Sauce
  • 1- 15.5 oz Low Sugar Concord Grape Jelly
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl add ground beef, green onions, worcestershire sauce,salt and pepper, red pepper flakes, garlic powder, chili powder, eggs, and bread crumbs (see how to make below).
  3. Mix all ingredients well, and then shape into evenly sized meatballs (golf ball size) .
  4. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and place meatballs in even rows.
  5. Cook for 30 minutes or until the internal temperature of the meatballs reach 165 degrees F.
  6. When your meatballs are ready to come out of the oven you will notice the fat that settled around the meatballs. Simply scrape the fat off with a spoon before transferring them in the sauce.
How to make homemade bread crumbs:
  1. Toast bread, tear into pieces, and place in a high rpm blender or food processor. Blend or pulse until you have bread crumbs, then pour bread crumbs into meat mixture.
Making the sauce:
  1. While your meatballs are in the oven add chili sauce and grape jelly to a large cooking skillet or crock pot and combine well. If placing meatballs in a crock pot heat sauce on high and adjust temperature to warm once heated. If heating sauce on the stove top, heat sauce on low.
  2. When your meatballs are ready transfer them into the sauce and coat the meatballs evenly.
  3. Serve warm and Enjoy!
Recipe by Cherished Bliss at https://cherishedbliss.com/sweet-chili-meatballs/