Cocktail Meatballs II

Cocktail Meatballs II

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"An extremely easy appetizer that keeps them coming back for seconds."

Ingredients 1 h 5 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 588 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 588 kcal
  • 29%
  • Fat:
  • 31.3 g
  • 48%
  • Carbs:
  • 48.5g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 27.5 g
  • 55%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 114 mg
  • 38%
  • Sodium:
  • 104 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a large roasting pan with foil.
  2. Shape ground beef into golf sized balls. Arrange them on the large roasting pan.
  3. Bake the meatballs for 20 to 25 minutes.
  4. While the meatballs are baking, combine the jelly, chili sauce and lemon juice in a Dutch oven. When the meatballs finish cooking add them to the Dutch oven.
  5. Cover the oven and simmer on low for 30 minutes. Serve the meatballs hot.
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  1. 79 Ratings


I just put a whole bottle of chili sauce and a whole bottle of grape jelly together and put in a pot on the stove or in a slow cooker. If it gets too thick, I add some water. I do leave out the lemon juice. Everyone loves these. This has been a recipe I have been making for two decades. Use store bought frozen meatballs as a timesaver.


These meatballs are great! I also use a whole bottle of chili sauce and a bottle of jelly. I add of few spoons of the already prepared minced garlic though for that extra kick. I also use Mama Lucia's frozen meatballs. I place all of the ingredients in a slow cooker or even a large pot (glass) and let it simmer for 3 hours. My family loves them and I have a request to bring some for appetizers for Thanksgiving!

Lilly's grammy

This sauce is wonderful! I served it with store bought meatballs and I couldn't keep enough of them for our Christmas Eve family get together. Now I have requests for the recipe, and my daughter is even requesting it for a college graduation party.