Recipe By jhibbard
Published Nov 20th
Prep 30m Cook 30m Additional - Ready In 1h
Servings 32 servings Calories 601.1

This is an extremely easy appetizer that keeps them coming back for seconds.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 10 ounces grape jelly
  • ¼ cup chili sauce
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a large roasting pan with aluminum foil.
  2. 2 Shape ground beef into golf-size balls. Place on prepared roasting pan for 20 to 25 minutes until done.
  3. 3 Meanwhile heat the jelly, chili sauce and mustard together in a 2 quart Dutch oven. Drain and add meatballs to the Dutch oven. Cover and simmer on low for 1/2 hour. Serve hot in chaffing dish with toothpicks.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 601.1
  • Carbohydrate 33.4 g
  • Cholesterol 128.6 mg
  • Fat 40.4 g
  • Fiber 0.3 g
  • Protein 25.7 g
  • Saturated Fat 16.3 g
  • Sodium 313.3 mg
  • Sugar 29.3 g

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  1. I first tried these at a co-worker's Christmas party about 10 years ago. I cringed when she said the sauce was just grape jelly and chili sauce! Huh? How can these two ingredients taste so good together? I've been making them ever since but like most reviewers I also use frozen meatballs in the crockpot - Read more ...
  2. Tasty and easy appetizer.
  3. Fantastic! Everybody loves these. Like other reviewers I think it calls for a bit more chili sauce. I used a 4 lb. bag of frozen meatballs a 32 oz. jar of grape jam a 12 oz. jar of chili sauce and 2 Tbsp. mustard. It helps a great deal to warm the sauce mixture in - Read more ...
  4. Really good! i put a costco pack of frozen meatballs (3/4 of the italian meatball was all that would fit in the crock pot!) two heinz bottles of chili sauce 40 oz of smuckers grape jelly (2 squeeze tubes) a pinch of kosher salt 1 tablespoon of worchishire sauce and 2 TBSP of regular - Read more ...
  5. I was pretty skeptical about this recipe I mean grape jelly and chili sauce? It sounds like an unlikely combo. But I was having 60 people for my son's first birthday and needed something easy that I could make in advance so I tried it. I used frozen cocktail meatballs (3 lb bag). They were - Read more ...
  6. These are soooooo good! My husband and daughter loved them as much as I did and it's not easy to find something all of us like! We had a package of frozen meatballs in the freezer that we didn't like (a different brand than we normally buy) and I decided I would use them up - Read more ...
  7. Delicious! I used frozen meatballs and turned out great. I also used the entire jar of jelly (18oz) and the whole bottle of chili sauce. Put in the crockpot on low for about 90 minutes. They went fast!
  8. I made these meatballs for a Super Bowl Party and they came out great. Everyone wanted the recipe. I made my own italian meatballs and used one jar of Heinz chili sauce and one jar of Smuckers grape jelly with 2 tab. of Nance's Sharp and Creamy mustard. I cooked the sauce ingredients on the - Read more ...
  9. Made these as an appetizer for a large gathering. 15 pounds (3 bags) of armour carmelized pre-made meatballs, 3 jars of chile sauce 1 jar of grape jelly, I used powdered mustard and 3 tablespoons of chili powder. Put the sauce over the meatballs in a crock pot, they were gone in 1/2 hour. Everyone - Read more ...
  10. Another old family favorite! Definitely try these meatballs! I personally use the pre-made meatballs (frozen) to save time. Everyone always loves them!!