When I asked around about what people’s favourite meatballs were, these grape jelly meatballs kept showing up and I knew that I had to try them out! Well, I have a new favourite meatball recipe now!
Grape Jelly Meatball Recipe
Knowing me, I had to go investigate what they were, because believe it or not, this child of the 1970’s hasn’t ever eaten them! They obviously weren’t in my Mom’s repertoire when I was growing up. I learned that when it comes to an easy recipe this is it! When you are in a hurry for supper and need something fast this sauce is a easy option. Three ingredients: mix it, and warm it and pour it over the meatballs. This is also an easy appetizer for a party! The Grape jelly gives the sauce the sweetness and the ketchup gives it a hint of sour. A perfect combination!
How to Make Grape Jelly Meatballs
- Put the jelly, ketchup and Worcestershire sauce in a small pot on medium heat.
- Preheat your oven to 350 °F.
- Whisk all the sauce ingredients together until smooth.
- Warm the sauce to just a simmer and pour over the meatballs. Bake in the oven until the meatballs are cooked.
These have become a new favourite, that’s for sure. I can’t get over how good the sauce is and it’s totally because of that grape jelly.I can’t believe how much I liked these meatballs and I’m sad that I haven’t been making them all of these years. While they aren’t the type of recipe that I will use in a cookbook they are absolutely perfect to share with you guys!
Try making these with my Homemade Meatballs recipe.
Grape Jelly Meatballs Recipe Tips & Tricks
- To make your cooking life super easy you can use your favourite pre-made meatballs, either homemade or from the store. You can use frozen store bought ones when you are in a hurry and these meatballs will still be delicious.
- Use your favourite brands of jelly, don’t cheap out just because you are putting the jell on meatballs. Remember, what you use as ingredients always matters, just like using a cheap wine can ruin a dish.
- Want to be crazy? Add a splash of hot sauce to this recipe to take it over the top! The spicy and sweet combination is out of this world.
- Eat these grape jelly meatballs as an appetizer or your main meal with rice.
More Delicious Meatball Recipes
- Try my Sweet & Sour Meatballs – this truly is the BEST recipe out there! Just use this recipe for meatballs and you are set!
- Meatballs with Mushroom Sauce – truffle oil makes these amazing!
- These Crock Pot Meatballs with Mushroom Gravy are a reader favourite!
- Want an appetizer meatball? These Grape Jelly Meatballs are it!
- Homemade Meatballs – simple and you can batch freeze them!
So when’s the last time you ate grape jelly meatballs? I feel like I need to have a retro party and serve this! If you are looking for another good meatball recipe that is easy, my Crockpot Meatball Shepherd’s Pie is AMAZING!
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Grape Jelly Meatballs!
This 3 ingredient recipe for sweet, saucy grape jelly meatballs is always a hit! It's so easy!
- Prep Time
- 5 minutes
- Cook Time
- 30 minutes
- Total Time
- 35 minutes
- Karlynn Johnston
- 1/2 cup Grape Jelly
- 1/2 cup Ketchup
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 24 of your favourite meatballs
Put the jelly, ketchup and Worcestershire sauce in a small pot on medium heat. Preheat your oven to 350 °F.
Whisk all the sauce ingredients together until smooth.
Warm the sauce to just a simmer and pour over the meatballs. Bake in the oven until the meatballs are cooked.
If you like it more tangy than sweet you can add a few tablespoons more ketchup.
All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods etc.
All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.