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Grape Jelly Meatballs

Grape Jelly Meatballs

Three ingredients in your slow cooker; doesn’t get much simpler than that

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A little sweet, a little tangy, and a little spicy (if you want them to be), these grape jelly meatballs are a classic party appetizer.

This recipe is courtesy of Welch’s.

5 m

(prepare time)

3 h 30 m

(cook time)

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 Cups grape jelly, preferably Welch's Concord Grape Jelly
  • 1 18-ounce bottle of barbecue sauce, preferably Sweet Baby Ray's Barbecue Sauce
  • 2 Pounds frozen prepared meatballs
  • Hot sauce (optional)

Nutritional Facts

Servings20

Calories Per Serving263

Folate equivalent (total)3µg1%


Slow-Cooker Grape Jelly Meatballs

If you grew up with bouffants, princess phones, and kitchens in avocado green, you probably remember when saucy meatballs first became the rage at church fellowships and neighborhood parties in the &rsquoburbs. The secret ingredient was (drumroll, please)&hellip grape jelly! It&rsquos still the secret ingredient, bringing a sweetness to the heat and spice of companion ingredients like chili sauce and barbecue sauce. And we still love those sweet-tangy-saucy little bites. They&rsquore always crowd pleasers in the South, and they&rsquore strictly a dump-and-stir proposition. Whisk together the sauce and give your slow cooker a spritz of cooking spray. In go the meatballs, in goes the sauce. Toss. Cook. Done. Sprinkle chives on top before serving. Actually, you don&rsquot even have to serve them. Just place a container of toothpicks next to your slow cooker, and guests can serve themselves. There&rsquos no easier dish this side of a pineapple sandwich. Try them and find out why this groovy appetizer from back in the day is still a hit.


Slow-Cooker Grape Jelly Meatballs

If you grew up with bouffants, princess phones, and kitchens in avocado green, you probably remember when saucy meatballs first became the rage at church fellowships and neighborhood parties in the &rsquoburbs. The secret ingredient was (drumroll, please)&hellip grape jelly! It&rsquos still the secret ingredient, bringing a sweetness to the heat and spice of companion ingredients like chili sauce and barbecue sauce. And we still love those sweet-tangy-saucy little bites. They&rsquore always crowd pleasers in the South, and they&rsquore strictly a dump-and-stir proposition. Whisk together the sauce and give your slow cooker a spritz of cooking spray. In go the meatballs, in goes the sauce. Toss. Cook. Done. Sprinkle chives on top before serving. Actually, you don&rsquot even have to serve them. Just place a container of toothpicks next to your slow cooker, and guests can serve themselves. There&rsquos no easier dish this side of a pineapple sandwich. Try them and find out why this groovy appetizer from back in the day is still a hit.


Slow-Cooker Grape Jelly Meatballs

If you grew up with bouffants, princess phones, and kitchens in avocado green, you probably remember when saucy meatballs first became the rage at church fellowships and neighborhood parties in the &rsquoburbs. The secret ingredient was (drumroll, please)&hellip grape jelly! It&rsquos still the secret ingredient, bringing a sweetness to the heat and spice of companion ingredients like chili sauce and barbecue sauce. And we still love those sweet-tangy-saucy little bites. They&rsquore always crowd pleasers in the South, and they&rsquore strictly a dump-and-stir proposition. Whisk together the sauce and give your slow cooker a spritz of cooking spray. In go the meatballs, in goes the sauce. Toss. Cook. Done. Sprinkle chives on top before serving. Actually, you don&rsquot even have to serve them. Just place a container of toothpicks next to your slow cooker, and guests can serve themselves. There&rsquos no easier dish this side of a pineapple sandwich. Try them and find out why this groovy appetizer from back in the day is still a hit.


Slow-Cooker Grape Jelly Meatballs

If you grew up with bouffants, princess phones, and kitchens in avocado green, you probably remember when saucy meatballs first became the rage at church fellowships and neighborhood parties in the &rsquoburbs. The secret ingredient was (drumroll, please)&hellip grape jelly! It&rsquos still the secret ingredient, bringing a sweetness to the heat and spice of companion ingredients like chili sauce and barbecue sauce. And we still love those sweet-tangy-saucy little bites. They&rsquore always crowd pleasers in the South, and they&rsquore strictly a dump-and-stir proposition. Whisk together the sauce and give your slow cooker a spritz of cooking spray. In go the meatballs, in goes the sauce. Toss. Cook. Done. Sprinkle chives on top before serving. Actually, you don&rsquot even have to serve them. Just place a container of toothpicks next to your slow cooker, and guests can serve themselves. There&rsquos no easier dish this side of a pineapple sandwich. Try them and find out why this groovy appetizer from back in the day is still a hit.


Slow-Cooker Grape Jelly Meatballs

If you grew up with bouffants, princess phones, and kitchens in avocado green, you probably remember when saucy meatballs first became the rage at church fellowships and neighborhood parties in the &rsquoburbs. The secret ingredient was (drumroll, please)&hellip grape jelly! It&rsquos still the secret ingredient, bringing a sweetness to the heat and spice of companion ingredients like chili sauce and barbecue sauce. And we still love those sweet-tangy-saucy little bites. They&rsquore always crowd pleasers in the South, and they&rsquore strictly a dump-and-stir proposition. Whisk together the sauce and give your slow cooker a spritz of cooking spray. In go the meatballs, in goes the sauce. Toss. Cook. Done. Sprinkle chives on top before serving. Actually, you don&rsquot even have to serve them. Just place a container of toothpicks next to your slow cooker, and guests can serve themselves. There&rsquos no easier dish this side of a pineapple sandwich. Try them and find out why this groovy appetizer from back in the day is still a hit.


Slow-Cooker Grape Jelly Meatballs

If you grew up with bouffants, princess phones, and kitchens in avocado green, you probably remember when saucy meatballs first became the rage at church fellowships and neighborhood parties in the &rsquoburbs. The secret ingredient was (drumroll, please)&hellip grape jelly! It&rsquos still the secret ingredient, bringing a sweetness to the heat and spice of companion ingredients like chili sauce and barbecue sauce. And we still love those sweet-tangy-saucy little bites. They&rsquore always crowd pleasers in the South, and they&rsquore strictly a dump-and-stir proposition. Whisk together the sauce and give your slow cooker a spritz of cooking spray. In go the meatballs, in goes the sauce. Toss. Cook. Done. Sprinkle chives on top before serving. Actually, you don&rsquot even have to serve them. Just place a container of toothpicks next to your slow cooker, and guests can serve themselves. There&rsquos no easier dish this side of a pineapple sandwich. Try them and find out why this groovy appetizer from back in the day is still a hit.


Slow-Cooker Grape Jelly Meatballs

If you grew up with bouffants, princess phones, and kitchens in avocado green, you probably remember when saucy meatballs first became the rage at church fellowships and neighborhood parties in the &rsquoburbs. The secret ingredient was (drumroll, please)&hellip grape jelly! It&rsquos still the secret ingredient, bringing a sweetness to the heat and spice of companion ingredients like chili sauce and barbecue sauce. And we still love those sweet-tangy-saucy little bites. They&rsquore always crowd pleasers in the South, and they&rsquore strictly a dump-and-stir proposition. Whisk together the sauce and give your slow cooker a spritz of cooking spray. In go the meatballs, in goes the sauce. Toss. Cook. Done. Sprinkle chives on top before serving. Actually, you don&rsquot even have to serve them. Just place a container of toothpicks next to your slow cooker, and guests can serve themselves. There&rsquos no easier dish this side of a pineapple sandwich. Try them and find out why this groovy appetizer from back in the day is still a hit.


Slow-Cooker Grape Jelly Meatballs

If you grew up with bouffants, princess phones, and kitchens in avocado green, you probably remember when saucy meatballs first became the rage at church fellowships and neighborhood parties in the &rsquoburbs. The secret ingredient was (drumroll, please)&hellip grape jelly! It&rsquos still the secret ingredient, bringing a sweetness to the heat and spice of companion ingredients like chili sauce and barbecue sauce. And we still love those sweet-tangy-saucy little bites. They&rsquore always crowd pleasers in the South, and they&rsquore strictly a dump-and-stir proposition. Whisk together the sauce and give your slow cooker a spritz of cooking spray. In go the meatballs, in goes the sauce. Toss. Cook. Done. Sprinkle chives on top before serving. Actually, you don&rsquot even have to serve them. Just place a container of toothpicks next to your slow cooker, and guests can serve themselves. There&rsquos no easier dish this side of a pineapple sandwich. Try them and find out why this groovy appetizer from back in the day is still a hit.


Slow-Cooker Grape Jelly Meatballs

If you grew up with bouffants, princess phones, and kitchens in avocado green, you probably remember when saucy meatballs first became the rage at church fellowships and neighborhood parties in the &rsquoburbs. The secret ingredient was (drumroll, please)&hellip grape jelly! It&rsquos still the secret ingredient, bringing a sweetness to the heat and spice of companion ingredients like chili sauce and barbecue sauce. And we still love those sweet-tangy-saucy little bites. They&rsquore always crowd pleasers in the South, and they&rsquore strictly a dump-and-stir proposition. Whisk together the sauce and give your slow cooker a spritz of cooking spray. In go the meatballs, in goes the sauce. Toss. Cook. Done. Sprinkle chives on top before serving. Actually, you don&rsquot even have to serve them. Just place a container of toothpicks next to your slow cooker, and guests can serve themselves. There&rsquos no easier dish this side of a pineapple sandwich. Try them and find out why this groovy appetizer from back in the day is still a hit.


Slow-Cooker Grape Jelly Meatballs

If you grew up with bouffants, princess phones, and kitchens in avocado green, you probably remember when saucy meatballs first became the rage at church fellowships and neighborhood parties in the &rsquoburbs. The secret ingredient was (drumroll, please)&hellip grape jelly! It&rsquos still the secret ingredient, bringing a sweetness to the heat and spice of companion ingredients like chili sauce and barbecue sauce. And we still love those sweet-tangy-saucy little bites. They&rsquore always crowd pleasers in the South, and they&rsquore strictly a dump-and-stir proposition. Whisk together the sauce and give your slow cooker a spritz of cooking spray. In go the meatballs, in goes the sauce. Toss. Cook. Done. Sprinkle chives on top before serving. Actually, you don&rsquot even have to serve them. Just place a container of toothpicks next to your slow cooker, and guests can serve themselves. There&rsquos no easier dish this side of a pineapple sandwich. Try them and find out why this groovy appetizer from back in the day is still a hit.