Grape Jelly Meatballs are the perfect easy holiday appetizer and a great crowd pleasing recipe. The meatballs are oven baked and then finished in a slow cooker for an easy party food option. Full of flavor and simple to make.
Grape Jelly Meatballs
Holiday season means party food and serving up crowd pleasing appetizers to guests, and I have got the perfect recipe for you! These tasty meatballs are easy to make and you are just going to fall in love with the flavors!
We love to make these Easy Grape Jelly Meatballs for everything from Christmas, to New Years, and even the Super Bowl! They’re just so simple and utterly delicious. If you want to make them even easier, you can use frozen meatballs.
How to Make Grape Jelly Meatballs
Make the sauce first by whisking together the jam, chili sauce, Worcestershire Sauce and white vinegar.
Pre heat the oven, set the slow cooker to high and line a baking sheet with foil.
Mix the ingredients for the meatballs together in a large bowl and then shape into balls and place them in the oven to brown. Once browned, transfer them to the slow cooker, pour over the sauce and cook until tender. Easy!
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Sweet & Savory Meatball Appetizer
These meatballs are that perfect balance of sweet and savory and I love that you can just pop them into the slow cooker and forget about them until they are ready to serve.
They are so perfect to serve guests during the holidays and are a perfect game day appetizer too.
Easy Crockpot Meatball Recipe
Before adding the meatballs and the sauce to the slow cooker, you first oven bake them until they are slightly browned and this helps to give them an amazing texture.
If you’re not ready to serve the meatballs once they are cooked, you can just keep them warm in the slow cooker for a couple of hours – win win!
How do you serve grape jelly meatballs?
I like to serve these meatballs on a large platter with a few forks and let everyone dig in! You can also serve each one on a cocktail stick if you prefer.
If you like, you can turn them into a full meal by serving them with rice or on a bed of sauteed vegetables.
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- Be sure to spray your crock pot with non stick spray before adding the meatballs and sauce.
- Make the meatballs into similar sized balls so that they cook evenly, you can use a small ice cream scoop to do this if it’s easier.
- You can keep the meatballs warm in the pot for a couple of hours once they are cooked.
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Can this be frozen after cooking?
What chili sauce do you use?
I love your recipes
Thank you, Suzanne!
These are awesome
The perfect appetizer for Christmas parties – looks so good but is so easy! Thanks for the great recipe.
You’re welcome, I’m SO happy to hear you loved it!!
I make these every NYE. They’re always a hit!
Totally agree, Jen!!
Absolutely fantastic! So easy and crazy delicious!
Thanks, Stephanie! I’m glad you loved it!!