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This Grape Jelly with Chili Sauce Meatball Appetizer is a must have classic at any event. Simple to make and always a huge hit. It’s the perfect finger food for holidays, game days and parties. 

grape jelly with chili sauce meatballs

Grape Jelly with Chili Sauce Meatballs

grape jelly meatballs

My mother-in-law makes these incredible delicious meatballs every year. I finally asked her to give me the recipe, and made them for company last night. They are so simple to make.

meatball appetizer

This is an appetizer that requires very little time, and is always a big hit.

grape jelly meatballs with chili sauce

You’ve probably had one variation or another of this classic meatball recipe. I’ve seen grape jelly meatballs mixed with barbecue sauce, tomato sauce, in a slow cooker, in the oven, on the stove top and more. This particular recipe mixes grape jelly with chili sauce creating a sweet meatballs that you can’t get enough of.

grape jelly meatballs with chili sauce

I’ve cooked it for 20 minutes on the stove top for a quick and simple recipe, but you can easily throw everything into a slow cooker and cook it on low until the meat is cooked through (for about 3 hours).

What Can I Substitute for Grape Jelly?

  • If you can’t find grape jelly, use another flavor of jelly like raspberry, blackberry, strawberry, blueberry or cherry would all be a great flavor to use

Can I substitute Jam for Jelly?

  • Absolutely. The only difference between jam and jelly is that the skins are cooked down with the fruit in jam. The skins will not impact the flavor or texture of your meatball.

Can I Cook Grape Jelly Meatballs in the Slow Cooker?

  • Yes. Grape Jelly Meatballs that are cooked on the stove typically take about 20 minutes over med./high heat to cook through. You can place all ingredients into a slow cooker – making sure the sauce covers most of the meatball and place on low for about 3 hours to cook through.

What Goes Well with Grape Jelly Meatballs? Other finger foods, like:

How do you make Grape Jelly Meatballs with Chili Sauce?

  1. Using a large bowl, mix ground meat, egg, onion, and crushed saltines  together
  2. In a medium saucepan mix the grape jelly and chili sauce together
  3. Heat the sauce over medium/high heat until boiling
  4. Reduce heat to simmer
  5. Roll the meat mixture into balls about 1 inch wide, and place them in the sauce
  6. Cook – simmering for about 20 minutes
  7. Serve on platter with toothpicks
  8. Spoon extra sauce over meatballs
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Grape Jelly with Chili Sauce Meatball Appetizer | Kid Friendly Things To Do

grape jelly meatballs with chili sauce

Easy to make Grape Jelly Meatballs with Chili Sauce. A delicious finger food appetizer.

  • Author: Melissa
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Ingredients

  • 1 pound of lean ground round
  • 1 egg
  • 1 medium sweet onion chopped – or 1 tsp. of onion powders
  • 10 saltines crumbled
  • salt and pepper – a few shakes of each
  • 1 jar of chili sauce (12 oz.)
  • 10 oz. of grape jelly

Instructions

  • Using a large bowl, mix ground meat, egg, onion, and crushed saltines  together
  • In a medium saucepan mix the grape jelly and chili sauce together
  • Heat the sauce over medium/high heat until boiling
  • Reduce heat to simmer
  • Roll the meat mixture into balls about 1 inch wide, and place them in the sauce
  • Cook – simmering for about 20 minutes
  • Serve on platter with toothpicks
  • Spoon extra sauce over meatballs

Notes

  • * You can make these a couple of days ahead of time, and refrigerate them in a sealed container. Just reheat in saucepan with sauce until warmed through

Slow Cooker Version:

  • Cook in slow cooker with sauce around meatballs on low for about 3 hours – or until cooked through

 

~ Melissa – KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com

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