Total Time
2hrs 35mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 2 hrs 30 mins

I know tons of people that make this for parties and get-togethers and they are always a hit because they are so good and easy! I wanted to make this to, so between internet searching and my sister-in-law this is what I came up with. My sister-in-law said she adds water but I like the sauce to be thicker, so this can be up to you. Since it is going into the slow cooker, it is going to loosen up as it cooks anyways. Note: Everything will fit into a 2 quart slow cooker.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (32 ounce) bag frozen meatballs
  • 1 (9 ounce) jar grape jelly
  • 1 (18 ounce) bottlespicy barbecue sauce


  1. Combine the barbecue sauce and grape jelly into the slow cooker and then add the meatballs.
  2. Cook the mixture on high for 2 – 2 ½ hours until completely cooked through.


Most Helpful

Made these meatballs using 1 lb. store bought frozen meatballs, plus 1-1/4 lbs. of frozen home-made meatballs. The bbq sauce I used in this recipe was, Sweet Baby Rays Sweet 'N Spicy, plus I used Welch's Concord Grape Jam. I cooked the meatballs for 2 hrs & 20 minutes, and served them with some mashed taters and brussel sprouts. When I reheated the leftover meatballs, I added a pinch of dried red pepper flakes to them, and they tasted great!

Domestic Goddess April 21, 2011

A similar recipe has been making the party circles for years and is always a huge hit. Original recipe calls for grape jelly and chili sauce. Not as sweet and better for calorie counters. Great with Little Smokies sausages as well.

CowboysChick September 08, 2014

Easy and simple recipe. I had my doubts with the grape jelly. I was like what? Noway! That couldn't be right. Then I found other recipes with the same basic ingredients and was like ohhh ok. Gave it a go and added my own flare and delicious! I used KC Masterpiece and added 1/2 tsp of red pepper flakes, a bit of salt and pepper too. Great recipe! Thank you!

snowbunny1977 November 13, 2015

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