Grape Jelly Meatballs

Updated June 4, 2017 by

Diana Rattray

Grape jelly meatballs are a popular appetizer for holiday parties and get-togethers. These are made with ground beef, bread crumbs, and a delicious grape jelly and chili sauce mixture.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 60 minutes

Meatballs Ingredients:



  1. Combine the first 9 ingredients, mixing well. Shape into 1-inch meatballs.
  2. Heat the shortening or oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the meatballs and cook for 10 to 15 minutes or until browned on all sides. Drain on paper towels.
  3. Combine chili sauce and grape jelly in a medium saucepan; stir well until jelly has melted.
  4. Add the meatballs to the sauce and simmer, uncovered, over low heat for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Serve hot meatballs with toothpicks out of the skillet or a crockpot or chafing dish set on low to keep warm.
Makes about 4 to 5 dozen meatballs, depending on size.


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