Three-Alarm Party Meatballs

Three-Alarm Party Meatballs


1 egg
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 pound chorizo OR hot Italian sausage
1/2 pound lean ground beef
1/2 tsp ground red pepper


1 cup spicy barbeque sauce
1/2 cup grape or currant jelly

Heat oven to 350¼F. In large bowl beat egg slightly. Add all remaining meatball ingredients; mix lightly. Shape into 1 inch balls. Place on 15x10 inch jelly roll pan.

Bake for 15-20 minutes or until evenly browned and cooked through. Drain off fat.

Meanwhile, in 3 quart saucepan combine bbq sauce and jelly. Cook over medium high heat, stirring occasionally with wire whisk, until well blended and mixture just comes to a boil (3-4 minutes). Add meatballs; gently stir to coat. Reduce heat to low; cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through (3-5 minutes).

Makes 50.