Tuesday, September 16, 2008

My theory on the origin of meatballs & grape jelly

Awhile back, I hypothesized on the theory of how someone came up with the recipe of meatballs and grape jelly. I laugh every time I think about it. I'll do the recap here, but please click here to view the original. Please note that I'm posting two days in a row, because I'm still racked with guilt over being consumed with trying to figure out ways to monetize the blog.

I'll get straight to my primary theory - I actually have two, but you'll have to go here for the other one. This week's Heads or Tails meme is Heads: Recipe - to participate, click here.

Apparently, there are other ways to serve meatballs ... although the thought of compromising a good meatball in something other than tomato sauce has been somewhat elusive to me, I am exploring the idea. Kind of like an adventure in food.

I have had the ever classic, "cocktail wiener" - but alas, I had no idea what was in the sauce. Maybe it should have stayed that way. Now, I learn from some of my closest friends that meatballs are good in a sauce made of grape jelly, coca-cola, and chili sauce.

I say it sounds like something invented by accident by people who are stoned.

"Dude, what have you got to eat around here?"
"I don't know man, I think there are some meatballs in the fridge"

[Dude goes to fridge, starts looking for the meatballs pulls out some jelly, chili sauce, and a coke then finds the meatballs and sets everything onto counter]

"Wow, man, these meatballs need some help - hey - what are you doing?"
"I don't know dude, I thought I'd put some chili sauce on them"
"Oh no, I think I just spilled the coke in there too"

[Snort - laughter ensues]

"HA HA [as he squirts the jelly into the mix] "What else do you have in there?"
"OMG, these are the best meatballs ever!"
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6 comments:

baby~amore' said...

well that is combination I have never tried and probably won't LOL.
Sounds like fun for kids.

Vixen said...

*stumbling around, lost*

Is this Lisa's blog? Two posts in a row? Did you make the jelly meatballs with the brandy, is that it???

I honestly have never heard of such a thing. I have had cocktail meatballs in BBQ sauce, but coke, jelly and chili sauce? Hmmm...

Skittles said...

I thought it was grape jelly and catchup. No wonder mine never tasted as good as other ones I've had. :)

Rob said...

I hate to be negative, but that sounds sorta gross and like a waste of otherwise completely good meatballs. Good golly, get some marinara sauce & pasta and give those poor meatballs some much-deserved respect!

Lisa said...

Baby-amore' - I think you may be on to something.

Vixen - I know, I know ... I've been hittin' the sauce a bit too hard. I'm still riddled with guilt and trying to make up for it.

Skittles - ok, seriously ... jelly and catchup? Dear Heaven ...

Rob - If you go back to the original post, I agree with you ... why compromise the integrity of a good meatball? But I'm trying to be open minded here - although Skittles (comment above) is starting to stretch my limits!

Angela said...

ROFL!!!! That has to be how it happened! Just like the meatballs that mix cranberry sauce, chili and wine...