Appetizer Grape Jelly & Chili Sauce Meatballs Or Lil Smokies

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"This is easy and always a big hit at my get togethers, it's great with mini meatballs or Lil Smokies, to make it ever more easier purchase ready made frozen cooked small meatballs or you can make your own and cook them first, I use my own Kittencal's Italian Melt-In-Your-Mouth Meatballs recipe, this is great to take to a potluck. Yields about 40-50 meatballs"

Original is 40-50 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (65.2 g)
  • Calories 143
  • Total Fat - 2.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 30.6 mg
  • Sodium - 136.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 17.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.8 g
  • Sugars - 11.9 g
  • Protein - 12.4 g
  • Calcium - 7.6 mg
  • Iron - 1.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 3.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a pot combine the grape jelly with the chili sauce; add in the cooked meatballs and simmer for about 45 minutes uncovered or until the sauce has thickened.

Step 2

If you making your own meatball recipe, shape into about 1-inch balls. Place on a baking sheet.

Step 3

Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 20-25 minutes or until cooked through.

Step 4

Place in the prepared sauce.


No special items needed.

5 Reviews

Donna The Cook

I made these over the weekend for a pot luck. Everyone seemed to enjoy them! I added pineapple chunks and cherries for some color.


review by:
(28 Sep 2020)


I made these in the crock pot to bring into work. Everyone ate up!


review by:
(21 Dec 2019)


I used this sauce with Hillshire Farms Lit'l Smokey Sausages. Delicious little dogs and a great choice for my buffet table for the holidays!


review by:
(28 Dec 2018)


I made these for our office Christmas party yesterday. Loved the bit of heat with the sweet. Everyone else did too because I went home with an empty crock pot!


review by:
(9 Dec 2017)


I used frozen turkey meatballs...because they were so large I just cut them in half...I loved the time I'm going to use the beef meatballs or the lil smokies...made this for one of our appy nights...


review by:
(17 Apr 2016)

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