Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Maple Meatballs

Well, maple sauce over meatballs more accurately! Maple sounded different for this week's PIGskin Challenge. Here's a great sauce to use with home made or store bought meatballs. The original recipe calls for putting frozen meatballs in a crock pot, pouring the sauce over top and heating for a few hours.
Just make sure you like the folks you're serving these to... pure maple syrup is not cheap:@)
Here's a chili sauce recipe in case you can use it.
My thoughts: This is a lip smacking great sauce, sweet, spicy and I could really taste the allspice...
The only thing missing was the maple flavor! It was totally overpowered by the chili sauce.
Full disclosure: I forgot to add the chives.

Maple Meatballs
3lbs frozen store bought meatballs
1 1/2 C real maple syrup
2 Tblsp dried chives
1 1/2 C chili sauce
1 Tblsp soy sauce
1/2 Tblsp ground mustard
Whisk everything together, add  meatballs to crock pot, pour sauce over meatballs and cook on high for
4 1/2 hours, low 5 1/2 hours.
Have a happy day!

21 comments:

  1. I like the idea. What would you do differently to make it taste more mapley next time?

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  2. I think you are fast becoming my son's hero. He loves meatballs and sauces so I totally see this as a Turkey Day taker to the family get together.

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  3. I so appreciate you telling us about the chili sauce being the boss over the maple flavor...maybe cut the sauce down to 3/4 to 1 cup? xo

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  4. I just found your blog and I have signed up to follow it. I love your version of this recipe! It is a great holiday appetizer!

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  5. Interesting combo here! Going to try this one!

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  6. These sound delicious for a cocktail party. I use Grade B maple syrup for cooking - it has a slightly stronger flavor but it is hard to find and price-y. I actually found it once in the Christmas Tree Shop. Sometimes HomeGoods in the gourmet food aisles. xo

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  7. Delicious...and they look good, too!

    XO,
    Jane

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  8. I must be the most ignorant person on the planet because I've never heard of a maple sauce on meat balls that I can recall. I would definitely try this. Now, who do I like enough to splurge on the pure maple? Thinking...

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  9. What a great-sounding sweet/sour sauce on these! Wow, that is a lot of chives in the recipe but I'll bet they would add a ton of flavor. Too bad you forget them ;)

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  10. Looks like you have scored another winner here with this recipe. I swear I could gain 5 pounds every time I come here to see what is new. Not only that, but every time I see a pig I have to think of your blog, lol. Have a good one!
    Susanne :)

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  11. You know, I think the only "sweet" I could eat with meat would be maple. Yep, I could do that. I love looking at your food displays almost as much as the food.

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  12. I can't quite imagine maple syrup and meatballs - but I trust you!

    sandie

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  13. Lynn,
    Looks like a great sauce. Mister doesn't care for maple, so it would probably go over well with him, and the spicy sweet sounds yummy!

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  14. Yum! Maple syrup and meatballs. They look beautiful, too.

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  15. I'm kinda with Sandie on Maple syrup and meatballs. Maybe if they were flatened out like pancakes. Anyways...you sure are a creative meatballer!!!

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  16. Nice combination, a nice change from the chili sauce-grape jelly combo. They look super!!

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  17. I will take some of the spritz cookies with the meatballs! Both look so yummy. I bet the maple makes them amazing and I love the idea of the peanut butter in the cookies.

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  18. They look yummy! Thanks for sharing!!

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  19. Yum~ I love a sweet & savory combination!

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  20. That's interesting. I used to make a meatball sauce that was grape jelly and chili sauce. Wonder if you could just basically use anything sweet with the chili.

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  21. Thye look delicious!

    I was in New England this past weekend and found some delicious maple syrup on sale. There is nothing as good as the real stuff!

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