34 Reviews

Grape jelly meatballs are delicious and addicting! Please do not use He in cocktail sauce as the other reviewer stated: IT IS NOT THE SAME AS CHILI SAUCE! Cocktail has horseradish and chili sauce is just ketchup with spices, garlic, and onion. As an alternative, I sometimes use the grape jelly with Sweet Baby Rays BBQ sauce and ketchup.

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Gina G. September 14, 2015

I'm a little confused with the ingredients. Is it really 3 (5 lbs) bags of meatballs? That's 15 lbs of meatballs. Please forgive if I miss read. Thanks!

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Connie.britten June 18, 2015

I've tried this at a friends house and fell in love. She told me the ingredients and it seems a bit odd, but it tastes amazing. Like a sweet exotic bbq sauce.

If any of you are wondering what Chili Sauce is (and cannot find it)... it's another name for cocktail sauce. It will be with the cocktail sauce (usually used with shrimp) near the ketchup and bbq sauce. Heinz brand says chili sauce, the other brand says cocktail and has a shrimp on it.

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thedawnovtime March 08, 2012

Made these today for a potluck. The soldiers there loved them, one even asked for the recipe. I couldn't find chili sauce, used ketchup and a dash of hot sauce. Also, if I had cooked these for 6 or 8 hrs there would of only been pieces of meat left, cooked for about 4 on low and that was perfect!!

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alsteve December 02, 2003

Delicious sauce! I made 3 lbs. of homemade meatballs ( Italian Meatballs) and it was just the right amount of sauce. I made these for my daughters graduation party and didn't have any left over :(

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lovestocook #6 December 26, 2011

Great appetizer! I`ve been making these for 25 years. Placed it all into a crock pot for everyone to help themself. Very easy & the kids love them. I add hot chili powder to it for an extra kick.

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Rita~ November 01, 2003

i love these. they taste so good and are so easy to make.

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LeahG October 11, 2003

These were super easy. It did fill my crockpot to the top though so be careful about that. The taste was great and I can see myself making these in the future anytime an appetizer is needed. Didnt use the optional cayenne as they already had a bit of kick to them. My 6 yr old loved them! Thanks Little Bee!

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Ang11002 August 28, 2008

My mother in law made these for years and now they are my teen age daughters favorites! The same sauce works well with little cocktail weenies in the crockpot also!!

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sheryl w November 07, 2003

These are one of my standard appys for christmas afternoon. You can't mess them up, they take no time at all, they are cheap to make, don't take up room in the oven, and taste GREAT! Thanks for sharing!

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~Bekah~ November 04, 2003
Grape Jelly Meatballs