Hot and Saucy Cocktail Meatballs

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by SarahBeth

From Betty Crocker -- always a hit! :) Yum! Sometimes I use strawberry jelly or apple jelly for a different sweet flavor. I usually cook mine in a dutch oven then transfer to a crock pot on the warm setting.

Top Review by DrGaellon

This is exactly the recipe I use, except I like a lot more sauce, so I use 2 lbs of grape jelly and 2 16oz bottles of chili sauce for this amount of meat. You can also substitute 2 large shallots for the onion if you want a subtler flavor.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 400°F
  2. Stir together all ingredients except chili sauce and jelly.
  3. Shape beef mixture into 1-inch meatballs.
  4. Place in ungreased retangular pan, 13x9x2 inches, or on rack in broiler pan.
  5. Bake uncovered about 20 minutes or until no longer pink in center and juice is clear.
  6. Heat chili sauce and jelly in Dutch oven over medium heat, stirring contantly, until jelly is melted. Stir in meatballs until coated.
  7. Simmer uncovered 30 minutes.
  8. Serve hot with toothpicks.

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