Did someone say party? Where? You're going to want to have a party just so you can have these meatballs.
The Superbowl is around the corner and even though San Francisco lost, I'll still be watching. They were so close...oh well, maybe next year.
I thought I'd give you some recipe ideas (another one is coming) in case you're planning a party or just having a few friends over. Here is the simplest recipe ever that everyone will devour. Take some pre-made meatballs, barbecue sauce and some apricot jelly and walah, you have really yummy meatballs and who doesn't like meatballs, especially those swimming in a sweet tangy sauce.
Trust me, your guests won't be able to stay away from these so make plenty.
1 pkg (1 lb, 4oz) frozen meatballs (you can always make your own but just in case you're busy - do the semi-homemade thing)
1 1/2 cups barbecue sauce (I used Bull's-Eye Original BBQ Sauce)
1 10oz jar Apricot Jelly (I used Smucker's Simply Fruit)
In a bowl, mix the barbecue sauce and the jelly. Add your frozen meatballs to the crock-pot and pour the sauce over them. Stir to coat all the meatballs. Let it cook on high for 2 hours and then turn it down to low for an hour. When you're ready to serve them just keep it on low or warm and allow your guests to spoon them up warm out of the pot. Serve with toothpicks.
Tip: I like to brown my meatballs a bit before I put them in the crockpot or dutch oven. In a large saute pan, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and when hot add your frozen meatballs. Let them brown on each side a bit and then add them to your crockpot and add the rest of the ingredients.