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Grape jelly meatballs on a black rimmed plate with sauce drizzling over the side of the plate.
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Grape Jelly Meatballs

Traditional grape jelly meatballs are the perfect appetizer for game day or parties! These meatballs can also be served with rice and a side of veggies for a complete meal. 
prep time 5 mins
cook time 6 hrs
total time 6 hrs 5 mins
servings: 50 meatballs
calories: 83kcal
author: Salt & Baker

INGREDIENTS

  • 32 oz frozen, fully cooked meatballs about 50 meatballs
  • 18 oz jar grape jelly
  • 12 oz Chili Sauce
  • pinch cayenne pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

  • In a large slow cooker add the grape jelly, chili sauce, and cayenne pepper. Whisk to combine. The sauce will be a tad lumpy because of the jelly, but do your best to whisk it until smooth. 
  • Add the frozen meatballs to the sauce. Gently stir in the meatballs until fully coated by the sauce. 
  • Cook on low for 5-6 hours. Or high for 2-3 hours. 
  • Serve as an appetizer or over rice for a main dish.

RECIPE NOTES

A great variation would be to use BBQ sauce in place of the chili sauce. 
You can make this recipe with homemade meatballs too. I suggest cooking the meatballs before placing them in the slow cooker. If you didn’t cook the meatballs the excess grease from the meat would be in the sauce.
Calories: 83kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 104mg | Potassium: 85mg | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.3mg
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
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