This recipe is blatantly
stolen borrowed from Julia at Fat Girl Trapped in a Skinny Body. I saw it ages ago on her site and starred it in Google Reader, then promptly forgot about it. I recently scrolled through my collection of forgotten starred items and rediscovered it. Of course, I couldn’t wait to make it. Easy AND delicious? Yes, please.
The ingredients for my sauce: beer, barbecue sauce, and cranberry sauce. That’s it.
Also, a bag of frozen meatballs. I didn’t have the little appetizer ones, so I used big “Wegman’s Italian Classics” meatballs. I think this was a really good substitution.
Step 1: Make sauce by plopping the three sauce ingredients in a crock pot (cranberry sauce, beer, and barbecue sauce).
Step 2: Mix.
Step 3: Add frozen meatballs.
Step 4: Drink the rest of the beer (Honestly, that’s what Julia said to do. I didn’t think of that all on my own. I was really just following directions and didn’t have a choice).
A few hours later, the alcohol in the beer had cooked off and left behind a flavor that mixed oh so well with the BBQ and cranberry flavors.
I went a bit beyond Julia’s conceptualization of serving these as appetizers, and put them on fresh bakery rolls with sliced Swiss cheese.
Then I cut them up just to make eating a little easier.
Just as I was finishing putting it together, hubby got home from work. He announced that dinner smelled good, then walked into the room and saw what was on his plate. A big ol’ grin and an exclamation of “Oh my!” and I knew I done good.
Yes, done good.
Super easy (about 5 minutes to prepare, assuming you’re using pre-fabbed ingredients instead of making your own) and super delicious. Can’t get much better than that.