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Concord Grape Meatballs

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These Concord Grape Meatballs pair the perfect match of sweet and tangy that will delight your taste buds!  This is a sponsored post written on behalf of the The J.M. Smucker Company, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Concord Grape Meatballs

If there is anything I’ve learned about cooking for kids, it’s that if you find something to eat that they LOVE without complaint, then you will figure out a 100 different ways to serve it to them.  Right?  That’s exactly what I do with Meatballs and Meatloaf.  My kids LOVE them, so much so, that I can make it through dinner time without the ‘I don’t like it’ or ‘I am full.’

Concord Grape Meatballs

Don’t you just love that they will carry on for an hour about how hungry they are and suddenly when you sit dinner in front of them, a miracle occurs and they are so full they can’t possibly eat their dinner.  I know I can’t be alone in this, right?  This is our daily battle at our home.  It’s a struggle, I have to reach within myself too and try not to get frustrated but sometimes it just doesn’t happen.

Concord Grape Meatballs

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Concord Grape Meatballs

Yield: 12 Meatballs

Ingredients:

Meatballs:

  • 1 Lb Ground Beef
  • 1/4 Cup Oats
  • 1 Egg, Beaten

Sauce:

  • 1/2 Cup Smucker's Fruit & Honey Concord Grape
  • 1/2 Cup Chili Sauce
  • 1 Tsp Liquid Smoke

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350*.
  2. Combine the meat, oats, and beaten egg together in a mixing bowl.
  3. Carefully make balls out of the meat and place in a greased baking dish.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes.
  5. While they are baking, in a medium saucepan, combine the Fruit & Honey, chili sauce, and liquid smoke, warm up to medium heat, whisk until a low boil.  Remove from heat and set aside.
  6. Carefully remove and drain the grease from the dish or transfer to another greased baking dish.
  7. Once they are in another dish, pour the sauce evenly over the meatballs.
  8. Bake for an additional 15-20 minutes or until well done.

Concord Grape Meatballs

There are two things my family loves though and that is meatballs and Smucker’s Fruit & Honey Concord Grape.  Now, once you pair them together you get a delicious sweet and tangy meatball.  Isn’t that fun?  I sure think so!  I decided to pair our Concord Grape Meatballs with homemade Baked Potato Chips and Peas.  Now, I won’t lie…I heard the moans and groans when the peas went on the plate, but at least they ate the meat.  I can give myself a semi-gold star for that.

Concord Grape Meatballs

I love using Smucker’s Fruit & Honey because it’s a naturally sweetened fruit spread that has the hint of honey.  The Concord Grape was just recently introduced to the Fruit & Honey line and I won’t lie…it may be my favorite so far.  I love that classic grape taste with a little bit of honey.  It’s scrumptious!

Now, are you ready for a bite for dinner?  Let’s enjoy some meatballs!

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8 Responses to “Concord Grape Meatballs”

  1. Ashleyposted October 11, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    This looks amazing! I also love that you put oats in this recipe as well! I think I will need to put this recipe on my list!

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  2. kristi@ishouldbemoppingthefloorposted October 12, 2016 at 10:02 am

    Oh wow…this sauce sounds so delicious! Loving that flavor combo of the grape jelly, chili sauce and smoke. I bet my boys would totally gobble these right up! Thanks so much for sharing this one!

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    • Kristyreplied October 13th, 2016 at 5:41 pm

      If they are anything like my boys, they will love it!

  3. Kate | My Mommy Brainposted October 12, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    I’m not a big fan of the grape jelly meatballs, but these look pretty tasty. I know my girls would love them. I am loving Smucker’s Fruit & Honey collection and can’t wait to try the Concord Grape flavor.

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    • Kristyreplied October 13th, 2016 at 5:42 pm

      This flavor is so good, I love the whole collection too!

  4. Bites For Foodiesposted October 13, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    I never would have thought to add jam as a sweetener to a sauce for meatballs but it makes perfect sense! I always use honey or maple syrup, so why not jam?!

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    • Kristyreplied October 13th, 2016 at 5:42 pm

      It’s def a good one to add, I may try it with chicken sometime too!

  5. aly mashrahposted October 14, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    That looks so delicious! I have never thought to try something like this before, but we do love meatballs so this would be great to try over the weekend.

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