I used this sauce to make "worms" for Halloween... slice regular hot dogs length-wise into 4 slices and make tiny cuts sideways along each piece. When you boil them, they will curl up and look like worms!
I have been making these for years. My Aunt gave me the Recipe. Always a big hit at parties. This is an appetizer not an man meat dish. I don't add the pepper and It's very good. I use Armour meatballs found in the frozen meat section of your grocery store. 32 oz jar of Grape Jelly or any jelly really will do.. some use cranberry sauce. And two jars of chili sauce to one 5 pound bag of meatballs is perfect. Will make about 160 meatballs.
Perfect! It was just what I was looking for. I used a 3 lb bag of meatballs and halved the jelly & chili sauce. Everyone loved them! Yummm!
These were really good, for the first couple, but too sweet after about 4 or 5 of them. Maybe I'll use less jelly next time.
Made these for a family get together on the 4th of July and did they go over like fireworks!!! I made my own meatballs (cocktail size)....5lbs. worth.....and every single meatball was eaten!! I couldn't have asked for a better outcome!! Thanks, Kittencal!!
Oh, Oh, Oh, so good! We used to make these years ago around the holidays to snack on during gift wrapping parties, New Years Eve, and for Super Bowl parties. But sadly, I'd forgotten the ingredients. Thanks for bringing back an old favorite!
Love this recipe!!!! My friends/family all looked at me funny when I told them the ingredients but it was a winner at our holiday gatherings. I followed the recipe exactly and used a mixture of meatballs and sausages.
My aunt does a version of this recipe with currant jelly and ketchup, which I will try sometime, because this one is great! I did use a couple teaspoons of cornstarch to thicken the sauce at the end, and I served this as supper, not an appetizer... Nobody complained!
These were ok, but a little cloyingly sweet for my taste. Perhaps if some additional spice were put in to balance the grape jelly taste.
By far the BEST meatballs ever! I leave out the cayenne pepper...they always disappear on game day get-togethers!