sweet and sour meatballs

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

these tasty little meatballs are requested everytime we are invited to a party, it has an unusual ingredient but they taste wonderful, I always make my own meatballs for this recipe

Ingredients Nutrition

  • frozen meatballs (or make your own)
  • 1 cup grape jelly
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • hot pepper jelly or hot sauce (to taste) (optional)


  1. bake your meatballs, add to crock pot with remaining ingredients on low.
  2. easy as 1-2-3.
  3. enjoy.
Most Helpful

This has been a family favorite since I was in high school. We've used it as an appetizer, and as a picnic main dish, where it goes especially well with dilled potato salad. The only difference is that our recipe calls for chili sauce in place of the ketchup.

MaryMatt1016 December 20, 2007

We loved these!! Very simple, we served it with steamed rice. I put 2 pounds of frozen meatballs in the crock pot and stirred in the sauce. Cooked on low it was done in about 4 hours.

Elisa72 January 08, 2006

I took these to a little "happy hour" and everyone loved them and asked for the recipe! I used frozen meatballs because I was short on time, and can't wait to make this sauce again using my own meatball recipe. Thank you so much for sharing this, Karenm3! This is a winner!!!!

Merlot June 26, 2003