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Sweet and Sour Cocktail Meatballs (grape jelly meatballs)

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Servings 48 meatballs
Author Holly N.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Easy Cocktail Meatballs are a delicious appetizer that can be cooked on the stove top or in the slow cooker. Ketchup and Grape Jelly makes the best ever sauce!
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  • 2 lbs frozen meatballs
  • OR
  • 2 lb lean ground beef
  • 1/2 small onion , very finely diced
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups ketchup
  • 3/4 cup grape jelly

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix together all meatball ingredients just until combined. Form into 1" meatballs. Bake for 18-20 minutes (or bake frozen meatballs according to package directions).
  3. Combine sauce ingredients in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir until preserves/jelly melts. Allow to come to a boil for 1 minute. Toss with meatballs and allow to simmer on low 10-15 minutes.

Recipe Notes

Other sauce options for meatballs:
  • 10 oz apricot preserves & 2/3 cup barbecue sauce
  • 14 oz jellied cranberry sauce & 12 oz chili sauce
Nutrition Information
Calories: 56, Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 18mg, Sodium: 93mg, Potassium: 99mg, Carbohydrates: 6g, Sugar: 4g, Protein: 4g, Vitamin A: 50%, Vitamin C: 0.8%, Calcium: 7%, Iron: 0.6%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword cocktail meatballs, grape jelly meatballs