Chili and Jelly Meatballs
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
Makesabout 3 dozen
- 2 packages (22 ounces each) frozen fully cooked angus beef meatballs
- 1 bottle (12 ounces) chili sauce
- 1 jar (10 ounces) grape jelly
- Prepare meatballs according to package instructions.
- In a large skillet, combine chili sauce and jelly; cook and stir over medium heat until jelly has melted. Add meatballs to pan; heat through.
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Nutrition Facts1 meatball: 106 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 313mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.
Jul 16, 2020
I've also been making these meatballs for the past 30 years, but the recipe was given to me called Swedish Meatballs and the sauce called for 1 bottle Chili Sauce, 1 16oz jar Grape Jelly AND... ¼ cup of lemon juice which really takes it over the top. You all must really try it! Regardless, this is a wonderful recipe. You should experiment with diff jellys too. Orange Marmalade and a can of crushed pineapple w/juice is awesome for a Hawaiian flavor. ??
Jul 16, 2020
This is a work potluck favorite. I also add a couple of teaspoons of Dijon mustard to this recipe always. I like Emeril’s Pineapple Chicken Teriyaki meatballs for the recipe and I make the sauce on stove top, add the meatballs to crockpot and pour sauce over the meatballs & cook for reasonable length of time/temp needed for the occasion. When I want to fancy it up, I add a can of pineapple chunks, including juice, and some chopped green bell pepper.
Jul 15, 2020
We have made this for year, came from the living helper for my husbands Grandfather, only we us cocktail weinies.
Jul 15, 2020
I found this recipe in a local newspaper years ago. It also contained the recipe for making meatballs instead of using the store bought kind. It's a never fail recipe. I've made it with both grape jelly and cranberry sauce. Excellent for potlucks.
Feb 28, 2020
A sure winner every time. And, so easy. great to make at last minute.
Feb 17, 2020
I have been using this chili sauce/grape jelly sauce for over 35 years, but I always make my own meatballs. I make the meatballs in advance and store in freezer. Sometimes I add just a splash of liquid smoke to the sauce/jelly mix for a wonderful added flavor!
Feb 7, 2020
I've made a very similar recipe for these party meatballs. Instead of jelly, try using cranberry sauce. I have to make double batches and even then it doesn't last long.
Dec 22, 2019
I've had these appetizers so many times at get-togethers I decided to finally make them myself. These meatballs are so good and easy to make.
Dec 13, 2019
Made these for parties at work and it is always a hit! Many commitments on them.
Oct 30, 2019
So easy and tasty! Always a hit with a crowd!