Is there ever a time of year where we’re not running around like a chicken with our heads cut off? Not for me anyways! I always feel like I’m being torn in several directions with a certain amount of guilt for not spending time here, or there, or everywhere!
Which is why I absolutely love this grape jelly meatball recipe. This is an inexpensive and quick hot appetizer idea that never disappoints! It’s quite (not!) labor intensive so it’s the perfect last minute addition to the appetizer table and everyone loves them!
Delicious Grape Jelly Meatball Recipe
Aren’t appetizers the best? If we didn’t have young kids and it wasn’t so important to show them how to eat well, I’d probably live off of appetizers. I love appetizers but sometimes finger food isn’t that easy to assemble.
Rest assured that these meatballs with grape jelly and chili sauce are an absolute exception to this rule. They’re a quick hot appetizer that can be assembled and then cook on low without any preparation in the crock pot until your guests arrive.
That, my friends is what easy entertaining recipes are all about, am-i-right? Yep!
The three ingredients you’ll need for these finger food meatballs are chili sauce, meatballs and grape jelly. Yes, that’s really it!
As you can see in my video below, that’s how you get this hearty appetizer done. There are no secrets – well, I guess there’s one secret – instead of meatballs you could totally use ‘lil smokies. For sure! These would also be delicious, but since like I mentioned earlier I’ve got kiddos, these just seem a little more “meal worthy” and hearty if I plan on letting the kids make a dinner out of the appetizer spread.
Here’s how to get this appetizer done:
Add all three ingredients to the slow cooker and put on low for 4 hours or high for 2. Stir once or twice just to make sure the sugar in the jelly and chili sauce isn’t burning and you’re golden.
I wish you the very best season of whatever season of life you are in!
Grape Jelly Meatballs
- 32 oz. package Fully Cooked & Frozen Meatballs
- 32 oz. jar Grape jelly
- 20 oz. Chili Sauce or BBQ sauce
- Combine jelly and BBQ sauce/chili sauce
- Give that a good stir
- Pour over meatballs and stir well
- Cook in the crock pot on low for four hours or high for 2 hours until heated through
- Stir occasionally
* Note that in the video I have pictured Italian Meatballs. Look for homestyle meatballs at the store if you can find them. Homestyle variety is preferred
Grape Jelly Meatballs
I absolutely love this hot grape jelly meatball recipe. Whether you need a hot finger food for adults or a kid friendly appetizer, this quick appetizer never disappoints.
32 oz. package Fully Cooked & Frozen Meatballs
32 oz. jar Grape jelly
20 oz. Chili Sauce or BBQ sauce
Combine jelly and BBQ sauce/chili sauce
Give that a good stir
Pour over meatballs and stir well
Cook in the crock pot on low for four hours or high for 2 hours until heated through
* Note that in the video I have pictured Italian Meatballs. Look for homestyle meatballs at the store if you can find them. Homestyle variety is preferred 🙂