365 Days of Slow Cooking: Day 351: Cocktail Meatballs
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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Day 351: Cocktail Meatballs

 1 (12 oz) bottle chili sauce

1 (10 oz) jar grape jelly
1 bag of frozen meatballs (about 40-50 in the bag)

Combine chili sauce and grape jelly in a small bowl. Place frozen meatballs in slow cooker. Pour sauce over the top. Cover and cook on HIGH for 3 hours. Turn to warm and serve right out of the slow cooker. Makes 15 servings.

Excellent, excellent, excellent. I was skeptical of the grape jelly. It sounded a little weird. But this was awesome. I made it for a New Years party and everyone loved it. I bought the Kroger brand meatballs from Smith's and they were awesome. 4 stars.


  1. That sounds like a yummy twist on some meatballs I made for a Thanksgiving/football appetizer. For mine, I just bought a bag of Italian-style meatballs from Costco, and layered them in my crockpot with equal parts grape jelly and Pace salsa. It looked really weird, but once it got cooking, smelled amazing and tasted even better.

  2. I also saw someone at Smith's Marketplace demo-ing something similar to these. She used the bottle of chili sauce and a can of cranberry sauce. Way yummy. I have also tried the recipe you posted and it's also very yummy. I love your blog!!

  3. how would you serve these for dinner? with rice? or would they not really work for dinner?

  4. Yeah, I bet rice would be good with it. We just used ours as an appetizer.

  5. Another easy cocktail meatballs recipe is to use frozen meatballs, your favorite BBQ sauce, and a jar of jellied cranberry sauce.

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