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Grape Jelly Meatballs

These 3-ingredient savory-sweet grape jelly meatballs are easily made in your slow cooker for the perfect party recipe that will go quickly at any gathering! 
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword cocktail meatballs, Crockpot meatballs, grape jelly meatballs, slow cooker party meatballs
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 375kcal


  • 24 ounces frozen cooked meatballs
  • 1 cup Heinz chili sauce
  • 1 cup grape jelly (I used Smuckers)


  • Add the frozen meatballs to your slow cooker.
  • Pour the sauce ingredients over the meatballs, then toss with 2 spoons until coated.
  • Cook for 2-3 hours on high or 4-6 hours on low. The sauce will thicken more as it cools a bit. Use the "keep warm" setting if you're not going to be eating them right away.


  • If you're serving this as an appetizer, it serves 8+, but it really depends what else it's served with and how much people eat. If you want to serve it as a main course (like with rice or mashed potatoes, it'll serve 4).
  • Frozen meatball package sizes vary. If yours is larger, add a bit more of the chili sauce and grape jelly (like up to 1.5 or 2 cups each).
  • Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary and Salt & Lavender makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information. I used ketchup in the nutrition info since my database doesn't have Heinz chili sauce. It's similar in calories, so it gives you a ballpark figure.


Calories: 375kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 333mg | Potassium: 371mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg