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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!

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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.

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CowboysChick September 08, 2014

I have been looking for the perfect meatball recipe for awhile now and have found it here! I made my own meatballs in a skillet instead of prepackaged and added onion in with the sauce and they were a hit! No leftovers! Will be making it for the office xmas party coming up soon. DELICIOUS

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hmaugh December 04, 2009

I added in a few red chili peppers and the contrast between the sweet and spicy was great!

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BillieJoeUtah May 08, 2009

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!

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godschild1977 November 14, 2015

A recipe does not get easier than this. I made some alterations, b/c I can't leave things well enough alone...and too lazy to go to the grocery store when I had everything at home. I made my own bbq sauce to augment the little I had left in the fridge...cutting back on the sugars, b/c we were going to add jam. I used fig jam and cranberry orange chutney b/c that was what was in the fridge. I probably used less than 9 oz. That's fine b/c we didn't want it that sweet. The meatballs were from another recipe. Throwing everything in the crockpot, I had to do some rotating b/c not everything would touch the bottom of the pot at once. I was concerned about the time b/c most other crockpot recipes set the temp on low for about 4 hrs. It makes sense that the recipe states to cook on high for 2-2.5hrs, but other reviewers said they left it in all day and it was fine. I chose let it go toward the long end at 2.5 hrs b/c I didn't want undercooked meat. But it was perfect; the meat was moist as it ought to be. I think if you left it on all day, it would be too crumbly. I had to make adjustments, since the chutney made it too tart, so I added a touch of brown sugar. So this is a great easy recipe that I would make again.

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lilorchid82 October 14, 2015

Hello, I have about a 1/2 cup of blackberry jelly. Can I add strawberry jelly to add to make 9 oz?

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Jennifer S. November 02, 2014

Easy to make and always a party favorite!! Works well with little smokies sausages.

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Chef Bruce September 06, 2014

I made these for my Scentsy party and they were a big hit. Everyone knew there was something other then bbq sauce and had fun trying to figure it out. Thank you for this simple recipe that was loved by all.

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mommyoffour April 26, 2014

A+ This is such an easy recipe and it's absolutely delicious! I used frozen traditional meatballs, a full bottle of Jack Daniel's Hickory Brown Sugar BBQ Sauce and half a bottle of Sweet Baby Ray's Sweet and Spicy BBQ Sauce, Welch's Grape Jelly and added half of a large sweet onion. I allowed everything to cook for four hours and served them with mashed red potatoes and parmesan green beans. You've gotta give these a try!!! :-)

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JennyLeighG July 21, 2013
Sweet BBQ Meatballs