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easy recipe for meatballs with grape jelly and chili sauce

Slow Cooker 3-Ingredient Party Meatballs

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours on low or 2 hours on high
  • Total Time: 12 minute
  • Yield: 7 servings (4 meatballs per serving) 1x


These meatballs are a perfect appetizer. With only 3 ingredients and the use of your crockpot they literally take 3 minutes to prepare. They are super flavorful with a little bit of savory and a little bit of sweetness.


  • 1/2 cup grape jelly (or you can use apricot preserves)
  • 3/4 cup chili sauce
  • 1 (24 oz) package of frozen meatballs


  1. Combine grape jelly and chili sauce in the bottom of the slow cooker. Whisk until somewhat smooth.
  2. Pour in the frozen meatballs. Use a spoon to coat the meatballs in the sauce.
  3. Cover the slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 2 hours or on LOW for 4 hours. When meatballs are heated through, turn the slow cooker to warm. Serve and enjoy!


Ideal slow cooker size: 6 quart 

  • Method: Slow Cooker