34 Reviews

I make these every St. Patrick's Day. They're not very Irish BUT, everyone loves them and they only last a few minutes once they're ready. Everyone always asks me for the recipe. I always send them to this site! Thanks for sharing such an easy and delicious recipe.

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RFJ December 28, 2010

These were really good. Love the added pep of the peppers & chiles, but I left out the can of tomato sauce, it was really SO much sauce that I felt it was silly to add anything else to it. Maybe next time I will try a few tablespoons of tomato paste if I have it on hand.

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Meghan December 27, 2010

What a delicious and easy recipe! This dish will be served again this year for our Christmas brunch for the family. It's a hit with everyone, young and not so young.

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LeahinWA December 14, 2010

This was good, my husband has never had anything like this before and thought I was joking when I said to get grape jelly. I did not have the ancho chili powder so i subbed regular chili powder and some cumin. On Super Bowl they were served right out of the crock pot but the next night I put the meatballs on sub rolls and topped with mozzarella then ran them under the broiler and they were really good!

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~Robyn~ February 09, 2010

I made these meatballs for a holiday party but sorry I have not rated it until now! I raced to Ikea for meatballs but they were sold out so I used ones from Trader Joe's. I mostly made as stated, but used a 24 ounce jar of grape jam instead of the jelly and I didn't have ancho chile powder or dried chipotle powder so I put in 1/2 teaspoon regular chili powder instead and 2 teaspoons of sriracha for kick. The green chilies are a great addition. Everyone adored these and a few people asked for the recipe. Thanks, Julesong, this makes great party food!

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Garlic Chick July 07, 2009

awesome!! The kids loved it, hubby loved it, company loved it ...what more can I ask for. I made homemade meatballs. I had a hard time finding can chilies so I just used the dry ones. There was tons of sauce left over so I froze it. I used it again in the crockpot with some frozen precooked meatballs and BAM fast dinner for a second time.

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Teriffic April 29, 2009

Made these on Sunday for my twins' 1st bday party. So easy and not one meatball was left - this was the only item that was DEVOURED! Thanks!Delish!! I will make this again!

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celly February 24, 2009

I began making these as my potluck contribution and they always get rave reviews. Now people ask me to make them 'just because' and I never have left overs. I wish I could take credit for this recipe because everyone loves it so much. Easy to make and great tasting. Try it for Superbowl!

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bellkl January 09, 2009

Made these for a Boy Scout potluck and everyone, young and old, gobbled them up ! Used the leftover sauce to cook a pork tenderloin I had in the freezer and got 2 great meals out of one. They were so good I am making a smaller batch tonight for just the family ! Thanks !

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Mom2Danny October 10, 2013

OMG....Made this last night for Appetizer Christmas Eve Family Gathering. Used 5 lbs of meat balls with the same amount of ingredients except I used 2 bottles of heinze Chili Sce in place of the tomato sce. Also doubled the spices n used reg. chili powder spice since I didn't have Ancho chili powder., also added a 1/4 tsp of Jalepeno powder. They were all gone in 2 hours. Every teenager, young adult and adult were scarfing them down and commenting how incredible they are. I could of added a little more spicy but I used caution, next time I will tripple the spices to give it a bit of a kick. Enjoyed this soooo much more than the regular jelly n chili sce meatballs. Everyone at the party will be making these... Thanks again for perfecting a good recipe and making it GREAT !!!!

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ridergirl December 25, 2012
Sweet and Sour Jelly Meatballs AKA Jelly Meatballs