Spicy Party Meatballs

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by NurseJaney

From Southern living 2000 Annual. This makes an easy appy for home entertaining. Carries well in an oven-proof bowl, to re-heat in microwave.

Top Review by TasteTester

Wow -- these are great! I made them for the Top Favorite Recipes for 2009 event. This recipe was submitted by Baby Kato as one of her favorites, and I can see why. I used zesty, hot seafood sauce and together with the jalapeno jelly they made a wonderful sauce for these meatballs. It was spicy and tangy, and was a great dipping sauce when served along with the meatballs as an appetizer. We also tried it over rice as a main dish. It was good that was as well, but next time I will double the sauce so there will be enough to sink into and really flavor the rice. I cooked the recipe in a slow cooker for about 3 hours on low and it came out perfectly. This was a definite winner in our house and we'll be enjoying it again.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (12 ounce) jar seafood cocktail sauce
  • 1 (10 1/2 ounce) jar jalapeno jelly
  • 12 small sweet onion, minced
  • 0.5 (3 lb) package frozen meatballs, cooked


  1. Cook first 3 ingredients in a Dutch oven over medium heat, stirring until jelly melts and mixture is smooth.
  2. Stir in meatballs. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, 35-40 minutes, or until thoroughly heated.

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