Party Meatballs

This time of year who doesn’t like a quick party appetizer to serve your hungry guests? Laugh these off if you want to, but when I have a shower or holiday function, this was the go-to recipe I use for those tiny cocktail sausages and meatballs that most everybody requests. It’s hard to believe that the base is made with grape jelly mixed with bottled chili sauce. Now, I would have taken a picture of the finished product. I couldn’t though, when I got the time to get a picture, they were all gone. That is how fast they go. So do your tired pour soul a favor. If expected to bring an appetizer to any function, make this. You will be glad you did.
1 pkg 80 count frozen meatballs
1 (12 ounce) bottle of chili sauce
1 (10 ounce) jar of grape jelly
Pour the bag of frozen meatballs into a crock pot.
Combine the chili sauce and grape jelly.
Cook for 3 hours or until meatballs are no longer frozen and sauce is combined.
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5 Responses to “Party Meatballs”

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    thecountrycook — January 19, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    I make these for get-togethers. People are always so surprised that they have grape jelly in them. My Grandma said they were very popular in the fifties. I make a BBQ sauce version as well. If anyone else is reading this comment – you must make these. Folks go crazy over them! 🙂


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    Kay Heritage — January 21, 2011 at 3:54 am

    My best friend makes these and I crave them too often! 🙂 Love meatballs with grape jelly.


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    Mrs Boyd — June 16, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    That sauce works great with Lil Smokies too!!


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    cincigrl513 — September 10, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    What kind of chili sauce do you use? and how much? im not a cook at all. lol


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    vgantley — September 10, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    I used Heinz. Usually it is with the ketchup and mustard. Use the whole 12 oz bottle. If you are not a cook this one is for you. Comment back and let me know how you like it!


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