Hey, it’s a repost, but with the holidays upon us and I have a Boat Parade Party coming up, time to bring out all the favorites…*
I had that girls night recently … and had a momentary panic attack that I maybe didn’t have enough food to feed the masses sufficiently. Really, who am I trying to kid? I had tons of food!
However, in my panic mode, I jumped on Pinterest … of course! I found this cool meatball recipe (and had everything on hand, thankfully because I was NOT going to the store!) and tossed these together …
The boyfriend (of Princess) loved the sauce … as did 10 of the 12 girlfriends … me, not a whole lot, just because it’s not the way my meatballs usually taste … but I would certainly make these again as they were a HIT! (The 2 who did not like that much said they would rather have the spicy meatballs instead).
Original recipe comes from Oh Bite It … and it’s pretty much true to form. My meatballs were the pre-made ones from Costco, Italian style. I’m thinking maybe plain meatballs would be better suited, but still, EVERYONE loved these…so go ahead and give them a try! Here’s how I did it:
1 1/2 lbs of frozen meatballs. I used the Costco Italian Meatballs, my favorite and it emptied the bag
1 cup molasses – used up the rest of Hubby’s stash for his BBQ sauce
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp garlic powder (not salt)
1 tsp ginger
pinch of cayenne (I sort of wish I had added more, that might have sold me)
1/2 cup water
Add everything to a pot except the meatballs. Stir and heat over low to a slight simmer, stirring occasionally.
Add meatballs, stir to coat well. Allow to simmer til meatballs are cooked. Truth be told … I heated mine up and then transferred them to a crock pot to keep warm til the party was underway! Perfect!
Serve up on a platter with toothpicks. The cool girl over at Oh Bite It served hers with pretzel sticks for the spears … I’m just not that cool and would rather save the sticks for dippin’ 🙂