For what feels like forever, I’ve seen a recipe floating around the internet for Slow Cooker Party Meatballs made with chili sauce and grape jelly (AKA Grape Jelly Meatballs). I thought it was a very odd combination, and resisted …until curiosity got the best of me this past week!
We have quite a few game day parties planned, and I’m always looking for new and easy to prepare recipes to feed a crowd. I figured since these party meatballs cooked in the Crock Pot with only three ingredients, it would be an inexpensive and fun recipe to test out.
And guess what!? These grape jelly meatballs were amazing! The sauce is almost barbecue-like in consistency, with the perfect amount of sweet and spicy flavor. My family could not get enough!
Luckily, this party meatballs recipe is now in my index, and I will be making them for our next tailgating party and future potlucks. I added toothpicks so you could see how to serve as an appetizer, but they would also be great on a bun as a slider. Whatever you do, don’t hesitate to give these slow cooker grape jelly meatballs a try— I shouldn’t have waited so long!
Slow Cooker Party Meatballs Recipe
Party Meatballs Ingredients:
How to make Grape Jelly Meatballs in the Slow Cooker:
1. Add all ingredients except meatballs to slow cooker and stir until mixed.
2. Add meatballs and stir to coat.
3. Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.
Different Sauces for Meatballs
Grape jelly meatballs are probably the most popular type of party meatballs, but that’s not the only way to prepare this delicious appetizer. I also enjoy cranberry meatballs, another delicious cocktail meatball recipe. Other sauces for cocktail meatballs include grape jelly and mustard sauce, ketchup and brown sugar sauce, sweet and sour soy sauce with pineapples, and creamy Swedish meatball sauce.
Also known as Grape Jelly Meatballs, these party meatballs are a crowd favorite!
- 3 lb frozen Meatballs
- 24 oz Chili Sauce
- 1 1/2 cup Grape Jelly
- 2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce optional
Add all ingredients except meatballs to slow cooker and stir until mixed.
Add meatballs and stir to coat.
Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.