Easy Grape Jelly Meatballs Recipe.

Grape Jelly Meatballs Recipe

Easy Grape Jelly Meatballs Recipe.

Grape Jelly Meatballs
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5 from 6 votes

Easy Grape Jelly Meatballs Recipe

Meatballs with jelly from grapes are the best appetizer recipe! Tender, juicy meatballs cooked in a sweet and spicy sauce and slow-cooked to perfection. You can easily scale up or down this recipe if you are using a smaller crock pot.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword grape jelly meatballs
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Servings 12 servings as an appetizer
Calories 342kcal
Author Claudia Martinez
Cost $12-$14


  • 2 tablespoons hot garlic sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups BBQ sauce We love Sweet Baby Ray
  • 1 cup smokers grape jelly
  • 32 ounces fully cooked and frozen meatballs


  • Add frozen meatballs, grape jelly, barbecue sauce, and chili sauce to the base of the slow cooker. Mix until well blended.
  • Cover and simmer for 3-4 hours, stirring halfway through the cooking period. Leave covered and warm until ready to serve. Garnish with parsley or chives if desired.


The chili sauce gives the meatballs a light boost. If you want your meatballs to be on the sweeter side, you can omit the chili sauce entirely.

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Claudia Martinez

Written by Claudia Martinez

I am Claudia Martinez, the creator behind the food blog FoodFourYou.com where I share our family’s favorite recipes. When I am not in the kitchen, I enjoy spending quality time with my husband and my children. We invite you to join us on our blogging journey!

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  1. 5 stars
    My mom used to make this recipe starting in the 1960’s for all our family get together when ever we had a crowd. It always brings back happy memories when l make it now! She also would use canned cranberries instead of grape jelly to give it a bit of tartness. Sooooo yummmmy!

  2. 5 stars
    OMG. My husband has been making this exact recipe for years. Best appetizers ever. Always a hit at parties. The only difference is that he bakes his in an oven proof dish in the oven. They come out glazed and delicious. A must try for everyone. And I love your recipes. So easy to try. Thanks!

  3. 5 stars
    I made these today. I couldn’t find chili sauce so I bought Sweet Baby Rays sweet and spicy sauce. It gave the meatballs quit a kick. They were delicious! I love your recipes! Thanks!

  4. 5 stars
    I see that my grocer has 1/2 ounce meat balls and 1 ounce meatballs. Perhaps there are even larger ones! What size do you show in your photos, or what size do you generally prefer to use? Thanks!

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