Sweet Meatball Appetizer

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

These meatballs are everybody's favorite and I can't go more than a few weeks without someone requesting them. They are very versatile as they can be made with almost any kind of ground meat or poultry. One warning though; if you do not like sweet foods this is not the recipe for you. In fact if you plan on doubling this recipe I recommend that you decrease the amount of jelly somewhat. Also you can increase the amount of breadcrumbs by a few tablespoons it it seems that it's not holding together but don't overdo it or your meatballs will become hard.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine ingredients for meat mixture and seperately in a large covered saucepan or pot bring all the sauce ingredients to a simmer. When nice and hot start forming small meatballs (they will expand somewhat) and drop gently into the sauce. Lower heat and cook for 2 hours. Serve over rice with a little sauce.


Most Helpful

Made this to serve as a hot appetizer for a weekend gathering. The meatball mixture made for easy to make meatballs which were both moist and tender. We love the combination of apricot jam and ketchup - but have to play around with that coke or possibly not add it next time. I wouldn't change anything on the meat mixture - it was a good basic mixture for the meat balls.

Gerry September 29, 2007

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