These Crock Pot Grape Jelly Meatballs are a classic party appetizer! They are full of addictingly tangy flavors, and are perfect for keeping the party going all night long since the slow cooker keeps them hot and ready! Use them for the holidays, a pot luck, or anytime you are feeding a crowd.
Prep Time5 minutesmins
Cook Time2 hourshrs
Total Time2 hourshrs5 minutesmins
32ozgrape jelly(1 jar)
24ozHeinz chili sauce(2 jars)
1tspred pepper flakesoptional
5lbsfrozen meatballs(beef, pork, or turkey)
Combine the grape jelly, chili sauce, and red pepper flakes in the slow cooker and whisk until smooth.
Pour meatballs into the crock pot and stir until they are all coated in the sauce.
Cook on high for 2-3 hours or low for 4-6 hours or until they reach 160˚F. Place on keep warm setting after they are done cooking until you are are done serving them.
Substitutions: Grape Jelly and Chili Sauce
Grape Jelly + BBQ Sauce
Cranberry sauce + Chili Sauce
Raspberry preserves + Chili Sauce
Grape Jelly + Ketchup
How to Freeze: These cocktail meatballs are pretty easy to whip up for a party, without much time and effort, but if you are preparing a lot and want to get ahead, you can prep them, and freeze for up to 3 months.
Mix grape jelly, and chili sauce until smooth.
Mix in meatballs and place in freezer bags (will probably take multiple) or an airtight container.
When ready to cook, thaw 24-48 hours in the refrigerator, then pour meatball mixture into crock pot and cook as directed.