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Southern Grape Jelly Meatball Appetizers

Discover how to make beloved Southern Grape Jelly Meatball Appetizers.

Classic southern meatballs, or grape jelly meatballs as they’re better known, are a favorite at gatherings. You may have had these and not even realized what the sauce is made from.

It’s one of the easiest appetizers you can make. They are delicious and your guest will be going back for more! Be sure to make plenty because they disappear faster than you could imagine.

Everyone’s face seems to light up when they see a serving crock or platter with these amazing meatball appetizers.

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs Frozen Meatballs
  • 12 oz Chili Sauce
  • 18 oz Grape Jelly (or jam)
  • 2 tbs Dijon Mustard (optional)

Southern Party Food

Meatball appetizer recipe ingredients
 
Add meatballs to a crock pot and top with chili sauce and grape jelly. Set on high heat. Stir occasionally. I don’t use the Dijon mustard but many do, so if using add it with the rest of the ingredients.
 

Old Fashioned Meatball Recipe for Gatherings

Crock Pot meatball appetizers
 
 
Cook on high for 3 hours and serve with appetizer forks or party picks.
 
You can use the same sauce with lit’l smokies cocktail links or sliced smoked sausage bites.

Chili Sauce and Jelly Meatballs

Southern Meatball Appetizers with Grape Jelly and Chili sauce

These tasty meatballs can be kept in a warm serving crock or placed on a platter as needed for your guests.

 
 

Let’s make these Southern Grape Jelly Meatball Appetizers!

Yield: 2 Pounds of Meatballs

Southern Grape Jelly Meatball Appetizers

Southern Grape Jelly Meatball Appetizers

Grape jelly meatballs are a Southern classic party food. Guests love them.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs Frozen Meatballs
  • 12 oz Chili Sauce
  • 18 oz Grape Jelly (or jam)
  • 2 tbs Dijon Mustard (optional)

Instructions

  1. Add the meatballs to a crock pot and top with chili sauce and grape jelly.
  2. Set on the high heat stetting.
  3. Stir occasionally. 
  4. Cook on high for 3 hours and serve with appetizer forks or party picks.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

15

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 286Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 770mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 2gSugar: 23gProtein: 9g
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Southern Grape Jelly Meatball Appetizers

 
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Sandy

Saturday 19th of October 2019

I don't have a crock pot. How long would I cook them stove top? Which frozen meatballs do you recommend?

Julia Jordan

Saturday 19th of October 2019

Sandy, Any basic frozen meatball would work for the recipe. If you're cooking it on the stove top, heat over a medium low setting and stir occasionally until hot and bubbly and it shouldn't take more than an hour, maybe less. I hope this helps.

juliepollitt

Friday 29th of September 2017

Oh my goodness, I LOVE meatballs and grape jelly! Wish I could eat it right off the screen.

JeCksOn

Friday 8th of September 2017

hmmmmmmmm

Tez

Wednesday 24th of July 2019

Can you cook these in a pot He stove etc, then put them in the crock pot?

Anonymous

Sunday 2nd of July 2017

I've made these using 1 bottle chili sauce, 1/2 jar grape jam & 1/2 can jelled cranberry sauce! The longer they cook in the crockpot the better...

Nikki

Saturday 1st of July 2017

Thanks for sharing! This is my absolute favorite way to make them!! YUM!

Julia

Wednesday 5th of July 2017

Me too! Such a great EASY recipe and tastes great!

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