Grape Jelly with Chili Sauce Meatball Appetizer

grape jelly meatballs

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


  • 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


  • 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


  • * 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