So, what, am I on a meatballs kick now? Am I changing the blog to "Meatless Meatballs 365?" No, well, at least not yet. But those Meatless Meatball Subs were so good and they made me think of Stephanie O'Dea's cranberry party meatball recipe that I have yet to try. And I had this huge bag of cranberries leftover from when I made the Best Cranberry Sauce Ever. So, bottom line is, yes, I'm now addicted to both cranberry sauce AND meatballs.
It's like a weird, too sweet and too sour combination. I don't know what exactly is bad about it, but in general it took two yummy sauces and combined them to be gross sauces. This is an epic failure. It could be the Quorn contributed to the failure. The recipe seems sound to me for the real meat. It could also be the fact that I didn't use the can of HFCS sauce. Maybe that's the key in this one. Oh well, we knew there'd be days like this.
Now I just have to decide whether to dump these in the disposal an feel super guilty or wash off the meatballs and save them. First step is seeing if the toddler likes them. She likes weird things sometimes. If you try this recipe with the original ingredients or with just the meat swapped and it turns out well, let me know. If anyone has a recipe failure story, feel free to comment about that, too.