Another #TwoIngredientGame recipe! Let’s just hop right to it. The peoples suggested jelly and ground beef. I think meatballs are a great way to have them…but not those Swedish meatballs that everyone loves. I love them too. But, I wanted to give a nice twist. I used grape jelly because the sugar in the jelly is what I needed to offset the spicy in the sauce. Oh, and to ensure the meatballs were super moist, I used Hawaiian rolls that were soaked in milk aaaaaaaand I also used ground beef and mixed it with Italian sausage! Flavor…on top of flavor…on top of flavor!

Here’s the recipe!


Spicy BBQ Meatloaf Meatballs

-1/2 pound of ground beef

-1/2 pound of bulk Italian sausage

-1 stalk of celery

-1/4 large onion

-1/2 green bell pepper

-2 cloves of garlic

-1 teaspoon of salt

-1 teaspoon of pepper

-1/2 tablespoon of oregano

-1/2 tablespoon of basil

-2 Hawaiian rolls soaked in milk (drain the milk)


1. Using a food processor, mix the celery, onion, bell pepper, and garlic together and pulse until very well minced.

2. Add the vegetables to a large bowl. Then add the ground beef, sausage, salt, pepper, oregano, basil, and Hawaiian rolls to the bowl. Mix well to combine and form into 1/2 inch sized meatballs.

3. Roast in the oven (350 degrees) for about 12 minutes or until the meatballs have cooked through.


For the sauce

-1 cup of BBQ sauce

-1/2 cup of ketchup

-6 dashes of Worcestershire sauce

-4 dashes of tobacco sauce (or more if you like it spicier)

-1/2 cup of grape jelly

-1 garlic clove, grated

-2 tablespoons of brown sugar


1. Combine all the ingredients in a sauce pot. Simmer on the stove for 15 minutes until nice and thick.


Listen, for the slaw – you don’t even need a recipe. I made the dressing. I took a few spoonfuls of mayo and a few spoonfuls of sour cream and mixed it with a little sugar, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, a splash of apple cider vinegar and fresh squeezed lime juice. Then, I mixed that with pre-made cole slaw mix and chilled it in the fridge until I was ready to use it.



  1. hey Darius do you have a recipe for cornbread that you could share with me I live in Canada and its just not available here I had it on a visit to the states once and fell in love with it I would like to make it to accompany your perfect fried chicken oh and while im at it a recipe for red eye gravy would be most appreciated too !!! thx

  2. I see you will be in Houston on October 30th, how does one find out the event information, i.e., location and cost?

    Thank you!

  3. This looks so delicious! Is definitely on my list to try! Thanks for the slaw recipe…sour cream huh? Okay! Thanks @dariuscooks!