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Grape Jelly Meatballs

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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 meatballs on a plate
Grape Jelly Meatballs

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.
grape jelly meatballs on a small fork

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.

bowl of grape jelly meatballs

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

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!

Happy cooking!

Love,

Karlynn

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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!
4.95 from 19 votes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Total Time
35 minutes
Course
Dinner
Cuisine
American
Servings
24
Calories
62
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients
 

  • 1/2 cup Grape Jelly
  • 1/2 cup Ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 pounds meatballs

Instructions
 

Oven Method

  • 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.

Slow Cooker Instruvctions

  • Place the meatballs into your slow cooker.

Recipe Notes

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.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 62kcal, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 10mg, Sodium: 57mg, Potassium: 63mg, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 25IU, Vitamin C: 0.9mg, Calcium: 4mg, Iron: 0.2mg

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.

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Karlynn Johnston

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  1. Anne Leger says

    I would like to have the ingredient measurements.5 stars

  2. Katie says

    The meatballs were a hit! So easy and super yummy!! Thanks🙂5 stars

  3. Anne says

    THANK YOU SO MUCH !!! WE LOVE THESE MEATBALLS!

    I have a friend in the catering business who sells sweet & sour meatballs that my family has BOUGHT for years. Now, thanks to you, I can MAKE MY OWN.

    I followed the recipe as written, but doubled the sauce because I had 2 pound bag of meatballs. I took them to a Christmas party, and they quickly disappeared.

    THANKS AGAIN, ?5 stars

  4. Mary says

    I use grape jelly and chili sauce. ? It is my family recipe. I love old recipes.5 stars

    • Jaime says

      My mom used to make these in the Crock-Pot and they were amazing! I’ve been looking for this recipe for years!

  5. Cathy Buchanan says

    I make these using sweet chili sauce instead of ketchup…they’re great! I never thought of adding hot sauce…I’ll definitely try that on my next batch.5 stars

  6. Kathy B says

    I have made these using canned cranberry jelly and barbecue sauce and they are equally good. If you like the grape jelly, I think you would like the cranberry jelly (it’s not just for Thanksgiving, hahaha!)5 stars

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