Sunday, December 30, 2012

Meatballs with Orange Sauce


Meatballs with Orange Sauce


This is such an easy dish that it is almost (but not quite) embarrassing to give it to you.  I have had lots of people ask for the recipe but I have always evaded giving it out.  Yes, Suz, I am talking about you on my blog.  I do not really like to make meatballs - they are just a bit too tedious for me.  I discovered the Kirkland (from our Costco) Italian Style Beef Meatballs several years ago.  No muss, no fuss and really good!  My kind of product!  I've used them in Spaghetti and casseroles but my favorite way is as an appetizer.  Sometimes I use barbecue sauce - your favorite bottled sauce will be great.  Then, a couple of years ago I came upon an Orange Sauce which is made by Panda Express.  It is so good and tastes like you made it yourself.  I simply put frozen meatballs into my microwavable dish, cover them about half way up the dish with the sauce.  Heat the meatballs by cooking in on high for 3 five minute intervals, stirring after each five minutes, until they are hot all the way through.  Then I cover the meatballs and let them sit in the sauce until I am ready to serve them.  A quick warm up, a few toothpicks and you have a yummy appetizer but they are good over rice too. I really do think easy is sometimes best.  I hope you will give these a try and enjoy another of my little secrets.

7 comments:

Millie Nibe said...

Wow, this looks great . . . I love quick and easy too . . . looks like you are very clever and your ideas are endless. Thanks for sharing your recipe collection and secrets with all of us.

Pat Lutzow said...

Shhhhhh, just don't tell anyone! hahaha Actually, Millie, you can share my thyme site with all your friends. Thank you for commenting.

The Ramsey Neighbors :) said...

I keep meaning to comment on this recipe! After I saw this, I made it for New Years and we LOVED it--and SO easy! My mom also just made it for her Super Bowl party. Thanks for sharing! I enjoy reading your blog!

Pat Lutzow said...

Hey Ramsey Neighbors, I am so glad you made my Meatball 'recipe'. It really is SO easy! I am happy that you are enjoying spending Thyme In Grammy's Kitchen!

Gail said...

I love having frozen meatballs on hand for a quick appetizer or to add to spaghetti sauce. I have tried the chili sauce/grape jelly often enough and would love to try your orange sauce. But I don't see a recipe, or did you purchase the sauce. Thanks! I love all your recipes - wonderful down home cooking!

Gail said...

Maybe I should read a little better! I see you found a Panda's Orange Sauce. Will try to find and keep in my pantry for the next party!

Pat Lutzow said...

Hi Gail, I hope you can find the Panda's Orange Sauce where you live. Let me know if you can't. Thank you for your nice comments. I always love to hear from people out there, it makes me happy. :)