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Grape Jelly Meatballs on spoon
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Grape Jelly Meatballs

Easy Grape Jelly Meatballs only require three ingredients and are made in your Crock Pot! Perfect appetizer when you are entertaining.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 5 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 451kcal
Author: Julie Evink

Ingredients

  • 26 oz bag Rosina Homestyle Meatballs
  • 2 c. grape jelly
  • 12 oz bottle chili sauce

Instructions

  • Place the chili sauce and grape jelly in crock pot. Whisk ingredients until mostly smooth. You can warm the jelly in the microwave a bit to help it whisk easier.
  • Add meatballs to crock pot and stir to coat with jelly mixture.
  • Turn the crock pot to low heat and heat for 3 hours.
  • Serve with toothpicks as an appetizer or over rice as a main dish.

Notes

Tips & Tricks!
  • Prefer to make these in the oven? No problem! Mix the grape jelly and chili sauce in a baking dish then toss the frozen meatballs with the mixture. Place the baking dish in an oven that's been preheated to 350 degrees F for about an hour or until meatballs are warmed through.
  • Hosting a large party? Simply double the recipe and make sure you use a 6 quart slow cooker. I would recommend adding about an hour to cooking time.
  • Nervous about chili sauce? You can substitute BBQ Sauce for the chili sauce. Both are delicious!
  • Want a thicker sauce? Remove 1/4 c. of the jelly sauce from the slow cooker at the end of the cooking time. Place it in a saucepan on the stove. Whisk in a tablespoon of corn starch and cook over low heat until it thickens. Stir this back into the sauce to thicken it up.
  • Craving these for dinner? Simply serve them over rice with a roasted vegetable and make it a meal.
  • Grab some appetizer picks to serve your meatballs with.

Nutrition

Calories: 451kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 639mg | Potassium: 467mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 296IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg