People just can’t seem to get enough of these tasty little sweet and sour meatballs. The sweet and sour sauce makes these slow cooker meatballs something special.

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 2 to 3 hours on Low

Yield: 25 servings

2 large eggs

2 pounds lean ground beef

1/4 cup dry bread crumbs

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 onion

2 jars (12 ounces each) apple or grape jelly

2 bottles (12 ounces each) chili sauce

  1. Crack the eggs in a small bowl and lightly beat them.

  2. Mix thoroughly the ground beef, eggs, bread crumbs, salt, and black pepper in a large bowl.

  3. Shape the mixture into 100 1/2-inch meatballs.

  4. Arrange the meatballs in two shallow baking pans.

  5. Broil 4 inches from heat until browned, turning once.

  6. Pour off the fat.

  7. Mince the onion.

  8. Lightly spray a 4-quart slow cooker with vegetable oil cooking spray.

  9. Combine the jelly, chili sauce, and 1/4 cup minced onion in the slow cooker.

  10. Add the browned meatballs.

  11. Stir well.

  12. Cover and cook on low for 2 to 3 hours.

  13. Serve hot, directly from the slow cooker.

Per serving: Calories 187 (From fat 60); Fat 7g (Saturated 2.5g); Cholesterol 42mg; Sodium 321mg; Carbohydrate 24g (Dietary fiber 1g); Protein 8g.