Chances are, at some point in many people’s lives, they will try a taste of cocktail franks and/or meatballs. Usually at social occasions, especially family gatherings, is when the tasty morsels make an appearance. Personally, my Mother and my Aunt Carole have been making them for years and they are always a popular dish at all gatherings. Generally, cocktail franks and meatballs are served as appetizers, quite often with toothpicks, to spear the miniature meats. A spoon or piece of bread to soak up the delicious, tangy sauce that the cocktail franks and meatballs are swimming in, would come in handy, also.
Undoubtedly, there are countless variations on the tangy sauce recipe, but, through the years, working as a cook and chef, i have sampled quite a few versions of the dish, both homemade and commercially- prepared. Like many other foods, there is sort of an ” Industry standard” taste. When i saw the recipe for cocktail franks and meatballs in tangy sauce in a local newspaper food section, I was amazed when I read how easy it is to prepare this delicious, crowd- pleasing dish.
If You would like to prepare cocktail franks and meatballs in tangy sauce, it is very easy to do so. You will need to get roughly- equal sized packages of frozen pre- cooked cocktail franks and meatballs. Try to find a variety of each without sauce.
Preparing the tangy sauce is the most FUN part of making cocktail franks and meatballs in tangy sauce. The tangy, delicious sauce requires only two ingredients, both of which could be in your refrigerator right now. Ketchup and Grape Jelly ! No, you’re not seeing things. Believe it or not, when ketchup and grape jelly are mixed together at a 50/ 50 ratio, they create that mysterious, sweet, yet slightly spicy, BBQ- type sauce that only presents itself occasionally. It is very easy to prepare cocktail franks and meatballs in tangy sauce. Simply place the pre- cooked cocktail franks and meatballs in a baking pan or casserole dish and cover thoroughly with tangy sauce. Bake in a 350* oven for 45 minutes or until bubbling hot.
To create the tangy sauce for cocktail franks and meatballs, mix together equal parts ketchup and Grape jelly. Just ‘eyeball’, or guess how much You want to make, to cover the cocktail franks and meatballs. As long as you mix together the Grape jelly and ketchup in equal amounts, You will create a delicious , tangy sauce for cocktail franks and meatballs that is enjoyed by hungry eaters everywhere. ENJOY !