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

This is a "usual" that I bring to the office potlucks...It's also a favorite of my kids that they now EXPECT to have every New Years' Eve! So easy for a Crockpot appetizer! Sometimes I make this for dinner -- I just whip up some old fashioned mashed potatoes and serve the meatballs & sauce over top (or to the side) of the mashed potatoes...And the kids just love me when I do that!!! :)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (16 ounce) bagfrozen italian style meatballs
  • 1 (10 ounce) jar grape jelly
  • 1 (12 ounce) jar chili sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • salt & pepper


  1. Place meatballs in Crockpot (or slow cooker).
  2. Mix remaining ingredients very well, and add to Crockpot.
  3. Simmer on low for 2 hours. Stir after 2 hours.


Most Helpful

JUST WONDERFUL! We had our meatballs from Costco with this sauce... and then i put the leftover sauce in a Ziploc, squeezed out the air and froze it for a quick supper! SUPERB FLAVOR... and freezes very well! used this for chili sauce; 1 cup tomato sauce + 1/4 cup brown sugar + 2 tbsp vinegar + 1/4 tsp cinnamon + dash of ground cloves + dash of ground allspice = 1 cup chili sauce PERFECT THANK YOU!!

Mrs. Koehn April 20, 2010

This is great! I've made this 3 or 4 times for home and once for a potluck - two thumbs every time! For home we normally make over mashed potatoes but once over white rice was good too.

Chef Busydaddy November 22, 2009

These were AWESOME! I didn't have any lemon juice and did add more grape jelly by accident, but didn't matter! Dinner came out perfect!!! We had them over rice and LOVED it!! Miss you, Stacy!!

Wildflour December 16, 2008

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